Machining

Competenz can provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your businesses specific needs.

How we work with you

We work with industry experts to develop nationally recognised qualifications, mapping the skills needed and registering them with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Our team develop training plans to make it easy for you to grow your employee’s skills and productivity.

Once your learner/s are signed into a training plan, you will be assigned a Competenz account manager who will:

  • Visit your business and your apprentices regularly throughout the year
  • Structure training into manageable chunks of learning
  • Set deadlines with apprentices to complete assessments (in full consultation with employers)
  • Co-ordinate access to online learning and arrange block courses
  • Assist apprentices to successfully complete their training programme.

As an employer, you need to become familiar with your apprentice’s training programme and targets, and provide them with plenty of opportunities to develop and practise the required skills.

Industry connections

We partner with industry associations and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This includes promoting careers, identifying potential learners and encouraging work placements.

We also support industry events like conferences, competitions and graduations, and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

Qualification on offer

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) with strands in Fitting and Machining, General Engineering, Machining, Maintenance Engineering, Metal Forming, and Toolmaking

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the mechanical engineering industry with skilled tradespeople who are able to safely and independently perform engineering tasks within their chosen discipline, to industry standards.

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry and will typically be achieved in a workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.

The best part? Earn while you learn - there's no student loan

You’ll get qualified without a student loan, all while learning practical skills from industry experts. You can put that money towards something else you really want – might be a new car, new tools or a new house.

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Industries we serve

We provide training in 37 sectors across New Zealand from engineering, signmaking and printing through to bakery and textile manufacture.

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