The Skills Organisation is the industry training organisation (ITO) for New Zealand public sector, headed by chief executive, Garry Fissenden.
We are accredited by the Tertiary Education Commission to provide high quality and relevant qualifications-linked professional development for employees in central and local government.
Value For Money, Shared Services
The Skills Organisation works in partnership to deliver cost-effective professional development solutions for, linking inhouse training to benchmark standards and qualifications.
Better Public Services
We provide streamlined programmes to assist an organisation achieve better results by:
- Providing workplace development for employees, enabling the provision of better quality and better value-for-money services through the use of technology, innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement;
- Promoting leadership and the capability to deliver high quality services through the development of common skills sets across the sector;
- Developing the skills of employees to work collaboratively and maximise performance, thereby reducing waste;
- Implementing a consolidated solution to an organisation's professional development requirements.
Our programmes are NZQA-approved, and range from core public sector skills, local government knowledge, compliance, administration, adult-education, leadership and management, to the more specific such as border control, rates management and liquor licensing.
Our learners gain access to the New Zealand Learning Platform, a sophisticated online training delivery platform, developed in partnership with the Open Polytechnic, to enable effective management of their learning process.
The Skills Organisation supports recognition of prior learning and can assist affected staff gain qualifications.