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

How we work with you

We partner with your industry association PrintNZ and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry, identifying potential apprentices, and encouraging work placements.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like the annual PrintNZ conference and celebrate your learners’ success, including as a joint venture partner in the annual Print Industry Apprentice of the Year Awards.


Competenz has different training options to suit the needs of your staff and the equipment in your workplace.

These include completing an apprenticeship, a shorter training programme or just one or two modules. The length of time it takes to complete the training will vary depending on which option is chosen.

The general skills involved in the apprenticeship programme include:

  • Safety
  • Trade knowledge including machine design, colour terms, workflow and warehousing
  • Maintenance
  • Trade calculations
  • Business and quality principles
  • Quality practices and environment

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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.

Qualifications on offer

Apprenticeships available now

We help good employers hire apprentices. Check out all the apprenticeship jobs we have available around the country.

Jobs available now

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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