ITOs and Private Training Establishments offer opportunities for further training in particular industries after you have left school.
Industry Training Organisations (ITOs)
These organisations provide on-the-job training in many industries. Industry training concentrates on workplace learning that raises skills and provides nationally recognised qualifications.
Workplace learning can be undertaken either on the job and/or off the job through a registered training provider. It’s also a very good way to gain New Zealand experience in your chosen trade. There are 40 Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) around the country. Find out more at www.itf.org.nz
Private Training Establishments
There are several thousand private training establishments in New Zealand offering a wide range of courses, mostly in particular subjects. Over 900 are registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and a small number offer degrees.
www.nzqa.govt.nz – the New Zealand Qualifications Authority site offers information on New Zealand qualifications and overseas equivalents.
www.tec.govt.nz – the Tertiary Education Commission site offers a comprehensive guide to vocational training courses and apprenticeships across all industries as well as information on English Language Partners courses for migrants.
www.itf.org.nz – The Industry Training Federation (ITF) is a membership-based organisation, representing industry training organisations (ITOs). Here you’ll find links to specific industry training organisations (i.e. motor industry, building and construction, and apparel and textile industries, etc)
www.englishlanguage.org.nz – the National Association of English Language Partners Home Tutor Schemes runs one-to-one English Language Partners teaching at home, social English groups, special focus groups for learning skills such as driver licence theory and social events.