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Train to Work Programme

Duration up to 10 days
Price P.O.A



The train to work programme is collection of NZQA unit standards that are highly sought after and demanded by workplaces. Our Māori Pasifika roopū work hard to ensure that the courses meet the needs of the potential employers and learners and the delivery of the programmes are designed to reflect the rich tapestry of Aotearoa New Zealand with indigenous values guiding the holistic approach that we take during the recruitment, training, employment support and post programme after care.  Where possible, we encourage programmes to be delivered on a marae or within noho.

Content of the programme will vary, however, we generally provide first aid, risk assessment, health and safety, forklift, fire safety and so forth. We also offer bespoke training programmes where we come onsite and provide training that is tailored specifically to your needs.

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for this service each participant will be:

  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • 18 + years old.
  • Fit, healthy and committed to work.

Please express your interest as soon as possible, as the above will need to be assessed prior to acceptance and course commencement.

Examples of Unit Standards Available

The custom programme can be developed based on NZQA unit standards like the below. Achieved Unit Standards are recognised within industry.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment 30265 1 Day
Site Safe Passport Building Construction n/a 1/2 Day
Manual Handling 17591, 17592 1 Day
First Aid Level 1 6401, 6402 1 Day
Working at Height Basic 23229, 25045 1 Day
Mobile Elevated Work Platform 23960, 23962, 23966 1 Day
Forklift 10851 1 Day

Recruitment Process

1. Vertical Horizonz seeks referrals.
2. Māori Pasifika complete a needs assessment to identify complex needs and allocate supports as needed.
3. Selection confirmed.
4. Training delivery.
5. Work placement support.
6. Pastoral Care.

Programme Dates

Please contact VHNZ for further information on upcoming programmes.

For Further Information


0800 72 33 848

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 6

Maximum: 12

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