The Skills Organisation works with an organisation's workforce development manager (often the human resource manager) to identify an employee's training needs and establish a structured workplace learning culture.
A programme is then developed and implemented to address these needs. This may involve an employee being recognised for the skills they have already achieved, which will be assessed against the relevant standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
Workplace learning programmes involve a mix of on-the-job learning, facilitated workshops, coaching and mentoring, and self-directed study. Upon successful completion of the programme, the employee will be awarded the relevant national qualification.
To assist in the learning process, The Skills Organisation has also developed the New Zealand Learning Platform, in partnership with the Open Polytechnic, that your organisation may use. This is a powerful and easy to use online learning management system that provides our learners with access to resources, study guides, discussion groups and tutorials, and more.
In addition, we provide on-going learner support to ensure our learners enjoy a successful and satisfying learning experience.
Structured Workplace Learning
Structured workplace learning is a formal way to develop and recognise employees’ skills and knowledge. Learning is linked to standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) to provide benchmarks against which outcomes are measured.
Our programmes lead to formal, nationally recognised qualifications, that in many instances, pathway to further learning.
Workplace assessment formally measures and recognises an employee's workplace skills and knowledge.
These may be skills they have already achieved (skills recognition) or ones they have recently acquired through their new programme.
A workplace assessor, from either within the organisation itself or from another organisation, and who is registered with The Skills Organisation, assesses the evidence the employee has gathered against benchmarked unit standards on the NZQF. Unit standards have clearly stated learning outcomes that learners need to demonstrate in order for them to achieve that standard.
Assessment can be undertaken in various ways. The assessor may observe the employee complete a specific task, or conduct a face-to-face interview with them, have them complete a questionnaire, review written examples of their work, or review references from their manager.