April 13th, 2017

Cyclone Cook -Newmarket Office Closure at 1pm today

We have been keeping abreast of the weather updates for Auckland with Cyclone Cook.  There is a chance that the Auckland Harbour Bridge will be closed later today so to ensure that everyone is able to return home safely...

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Print Grad 2017 Epati Aiono with Malcolm Pearce

April 12th, 2017

Print Graduation 2017

The recent PrintNZ graduation ceremonies for print trainees in Christchurch and Auckland saw a large number of level 2, 3, 4 and 5 Competenz graduates receive medals to mark the completion of their programmes. For some, it marks...

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NZAS John Stephens

April 11th, 2017

Does your qualification match your experience?

The processing and manufacturing sectors are fortunate to employ many people with extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, TQM and other business improvement processes. While these processes and systems are recognised within their industries, they are...

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March 31st, 2017

Pete’s Project Prepare Students for NZ Trades

“I had a really good workshop teacher at school, he made it really interesting. That’s why I chose this as my career.”   Pete Odgers has been a workshop teacher for 32 years, and hopes he provides the same...

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March 21st, 2017

Competenz debuts at ASB Polyfest

Competenz kicked off #GETAMPT campaign in the most vibrant and popular Pasifika festival in the world. The annual ASB Polyfest draws 90,000 strong crowds of school children and adults from around the country. The event marks Competenz’s commitment to...

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February 24th, 2017

Competenz Higher Level Learning Scholarships 2017-apply today!

Competenz is delighted to announce it has secured a $50,000 funding for scholarships towards higher level learning and skill development for learners who have completed a Competenz Level 3 / Level 4 Apprenticeship. In December 2016, a committee of...

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February 20th, 2017

Update: Competenz will no longer offer the National Diploma in Applied Journalism (Level 6)

In 2016 Competenz consulted with industry representatives over the future and relevance of the workplace-based Journalism diploma (Level 6) in an increasingly disruptive, digital age. The evolution of the digital media and the need to react quickly to news...

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Andy Champion Resized

February 14th, 2017

Welding apprentice going for gold in Abu Dhabi

Nothing can stop 19-year-old welding apprentice Andrew Champion from smashing his career goals, and 2017 is certainly going down as a monumental year. Andrew has been selected as part of the Tool Blacks team and is now on...

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December 20th, 2016

Auckland furniture maker’s dedication to training the future of the industry

Over 40 years ago when Vince Molloy opened his furniture making business Molloy Furniture, the Auckland-based business owner has had over 20 apprentices enter his doors and leave as qualified furniture makers. “I brought on apprentices early on in...

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Winner of Stuart Tolhurst

December 19th, 2016

Taranaki apprentice wins top engineering award

For 21-year-old mechanical engineering apprentice Jamie Noakes, winning the Competenz Stuart Tolhurst Apprentice Trophy at this year's 2016 SKF National Maintenance Engineering Conference (NMEC) in Hamilton was a huge surprise. “I was overwhelmed; I didn’t think I would win. It...

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