Skills International provides a range of vocational educational services to support skills development around the world. We aim to support workforce development by ensuring industries, organisations and people have the skills they need for their jobs, and for the world we live in.
Whether we are designing, developing or evaluating training you can be assured that our customised solutions are able to adapt to your industry, sector and skill level. We have the ability to improve workforce development at every level of role complexity, from basic to expert.
Skills International is a learning and innovation focused organisation. We are always adding to our knowledge. The experience we acquire with each project and during our day-to-day work is harnessed to optimise the success of our next project.
The frameworks we put in place for training create robust, dynamic links between industry, organisations, trainees and their success.
The resulting training solutions are fully adaptable and customised to each client’s needs.
At Skills International we design and develop customised national qualifications and national occupational standards. This means that we can develop national occupational standards and qualifications that link into formal qualifications and accreditation frameworks. Alternatively, we can develop organisational occupational standards that support career development and progression.
When we work with international clients, we can also align their qualifications and/or occupational standards to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, further extending the career opportunities and educational recognition of their people.
We work with people and organisations to help them establish behavioural competency frameworks that develop skills for their organisations and industries. Behavioural competency frameworks provide a structure and a set of standards for the key behaviours and competences organisations would like to develop.
Our frameworks support and improve staff retention and engagement, as well as organisational performance. The frameworks are particularly useful in performance reviews giving employees a clear set of guidelines to follow, showing what is expected of them in their role. They also provide the reviewer with a structured framework to assess against.
Skills International ensures that there is robust evaluation of the solutions we develop. This guarantees the training is fit for purpose and that the desired learning outcomes are achieved.
Our tailored training programmes develop the required competency to meet a specified standard – be it for an organisational standard or a nationally recognised qualification.
Skills International also develops assessment materials to formally confirm competence. We develop clear guidance for assessors so that they can ensure the training has achieved the desired outcomes.
Our training programmes are tailored to the environment within which a person is learning. For example, we work with organisations to embed programmes into their daily operations and align the training requirements to the specified standard. We can also develop programmes that educational organisations can deliver to ensure their learners achieve the required objectives.
We develop assessor capability for organisations and educational institutions. We do this through providing customised assessor training programmes that can lead to nationally recognised qualifications. This ensures that organisations can undertake in-house assessment of their staff, making training more valuable, timely and cost-effective.
Skills International regularly undertakes workforce and organisational development research and reporting to inform strategic plans and learning and development strategies
The information captured guides the development of occupational standards and industry qualifications.
At an operational level, this information can also support organisational development planning to ensure organisations are well positioned to respond to any changes to workforce development requirements.