Industry Training Organisations & Specialists

Air New Zealand Academy of Learning

Air New Zealand Academy of Learning delivers the NZ Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering from its campuses in both Auckland and Christchurch.  Graduates of the 36 week pre-apprenticeship programme can apply for apprenticeships with aviation industry employers including Air NZ, CHC Engine Centre, the Air Force, Airwork and other industry employers including Hamilton Jet & Rocket Lab.

Entry is by way of passing a placement test where candidates are tested on English comprehension, Maths and Physics as well as an Interview.  These are held around October for places on the following years courses.

For more information on course content, please refer to our website

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 

Being a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand sets you up to thrive in business and the world. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 115,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills every day to make a difference for businesses the world over.

Defence Force Careers

Helping ... That’s what Kiwi’s do. Every hour of every day, 365 days a year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.  It is our goal to operate a modern and agile Defence Force striving for excellence in everything we do.  We work in partnership with many other nations and government agencies around the globe, helping people and protecting our territory and our oceans no matter what the crisis may be.  Regular Force, Reservists and Civilians – together we are a Force for New Zealand.

Come and talk to us about the range of Jobs, Trades, Qualifications and experiences with a career in Defence.

Delta Utility Services

Delta is your smart thinking infrastructure specialist. We construct, manage and maintain essential energy and environmental infrastructure. Every day we make a difference in the lives of New Zealanders. We make communities better for people to live, work and play in – keeping the lights on, the trees trimmed and the parks green. At Delta, you’ll get everything you could ask from your working life.

We’re a core infrastructure provider, so we can offer you plenty of resources and professional development opportunities. But you’ll appreciate our small-company feel, where everyone’s on a first-name basis and we’re open to new ways of thinking and working.

This is a place where credit is given and great work is recognised, where you’re valued, and where you can build your career. With our wide range of services and professional development opportunities, Delta is somewhere you can map and follow your chosen career path – or discover new ones and diversify.

You can expect a warm welcome from a team that looks out for one another. We take your safety seriously, we support each other, we care for our communities, and we have a good time together.

Because people are at the heart of Delta – the people who work for us, and all the people out there that we work for.

Dive Otago

Become a Dive Instructor and set yourself up for a life where the ocean is your office.
With a growing demand for dive professionals all over the world, a career in diving has something for everyone in a wide variety of industries; these include Hospitality and Eco-Tourism, Dive Travel, Marine Science, Commercial Diving, Surveying and Oceanography, Underwater Photography, Videography and Natural History Film Making. 
We have two entry-level career programmes:

Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction
Beginner to Instructor 
1 Year Full-Time Study

National Certificate in Diving 
Beginner to Rescue Diver
3 Months Full-time or 1 Year Part-Time Study

Our career courses are approved for student loans and allowances and we also offer STAR courses for secondary school students. 
We have strong industry ties and have dive shops looking for us to send them new graduates every year. 0800 3483 68246 (0800 DIVE OTAGO) 

Drivetech Ltd

Heavy Traffic Licences and Endorsements

“Training Tomorrows, Drivers Today”

At Drivetech Ltd, industry experienced assessors with a wide range of experience are on hand to offer Heavy Traffic Licences and Endorsements for:

  • Heavy Vehicles (Classes 2, 3, 4 & 5)
  • Forklift Endorsement, OSH Certificate/Attachments, OSH (worksafe)
  • Wheels, Tracks and Rollers
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Vehicle Recovery

Drivetech also offers a variety of other services including:-

  • Driving related Health & Safety training
  • A Variety of Unit Standards
  • Logbook Training Courses
  • Load Security
  • LCP School Bus Programmes
  • Driver Training/Lessons (Car/Truck)
  • Defensive Driving (Street Talk Programme)
  • CBTA – Motorbike Restricted and Full
  • Ride Forever Courses, Bronze, Silver and Gold (ACC Subsidized)
  • Pre-Employment Driving Assessments
  • 4 Wheel Drive (4x4) Training (Unit Standards or Assessments)

Motorbike Basic Skills and Motorbike Training

  • CBTA Restricted and Full

Courses are run from our purpose built training rooms and offices in Southland at 156 Longbush South Road - 9.7kms east of Invercargill.

Mosgiel - 17 Gladstone Road South, Mosgiel, Dunedin

Cromwell - 2b Traders Lane, Cromwell

Christchurch - 8 Jipcho Road, Wigram, Christchurch

We are flexible and can cater for groups and one-on-one individual training.

And just to make your training easier, Drivetech can also help with:

  • Road Code Training – We train you prior to going to the AA to sit your learner licence theory test
  • We have our own computer terminal at the Invercargill AA so our clients do not have to present themselves at the AA in person to book for their theory test

All vehicles and machinery supplied or use your own if you wish

  • Competitive rates
  • Interest-free time payment
  • All Credits registered with NZQA
  •  Morning teas supplied
  •  Top, efficient service with a family friendly environment

For more information, contact us on 027 510 0684 or Freephone 0508 237 483 email, visit or call on the team at CareerFest Southland.

“Get the most from the best trainers”


etco is New Zealand’s premier provider of Electrical Apprenticeships and training with a focus on the employment and placement of electrical apprentices via our group apprenticeship scheme, and the provision of training courses for apprentices and trades people.

Since its beginnings in 1991, Etco’s commitment to producing the best has helped thousands of apprentices and students achieve outstanding results and successes in industry competitions, national examinations and the industry itself.

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“MITO is the industry training organisation for the automotive, transport, logistics, industrial textile fabrication and extractive industries.

Every year MITO helps thousands of learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate their careers, with on-the-job training and apprenticeships.

We offer a range of training programmes and learning experiences that will challenge and reward you. With your help and your drive and initiative, you can really get your career going places.”

New Zealand Police - Southland

It's More Than a Job

Policing is a profession that is open to anyone – regardless of culture, faith, gender or sexuality.  The aim for NZ Police is for our workforce to represent the communities we serve.

As well as preventing crime of all varieties, the day-to-day life of a cop involves responding to emergencies, keeping our roads safe, assisting with family violence incidents, working with at-risk and vulnerable young people and helping turn lives around.

We are looking for people who care enough to work with communities to keep people safe in their homes, on the streets and on the roads.  It is an incredibly rewarding career that allows you to make a valued contribution to the community and New Zealand as a whole.

You’ll learn to understand your abilities and strengths and know how to put them to the best possible use.  With your fellow Police Officers, you’ll make a positive difference to the lives of people around you.

You’ll enforce the law with courage and compassion, and work with potential victims, whānau, community organisations, Iwi, businesses, and other government agencies.

You’ll prevent harm and help make New Zealand even safer for us all. The sense of satisfaction you’ll experience is like nothing else.

You’ll develop an instinct for when something is out of the ordinary and respond to incidents that need your help. You’ll maintain public order, prevent crime, and you’ll detect and apprehend offenders.

You’ll use initiative and judgment when you interview complainants, witnesses, and offenders, investigate crimes, collect evidence, and give verbal and written reports.

You’ll give and ask for advice, mediate disputes, resolve conflict, deal compassionately with victims, and be sensitive to the needs of different cultures.

Everyone works on shifts, in all weather, and sometimes in uncomfortable environments. You’ll be treated with respect by most people, but not all. You’ll be tolerant towards all people and work calmly, in any situation.

You’ll develop a good working knowledge of the law and learn how to keep people safe, prevent, and detect crime. Your understanding of human nature and behaviour will continue to grow, and you’ll be able to use it to help others.

Southern Group Training Trust

The Apprenticeship People

Apprenticeships offer people the opportunity to be paid to learn.

If you want to be paid, have your fees paid for you, and learn useful skills an apprenticeship may be the answer for you. 

Let Southern Group Training make it easy for you.  We find you an apprenticeship, pay your wages and make sure that you have the tools you need.

We also pay for your training manual, evening class and block course fees along with travel to and from and accommodation while at block courses held out of Southland. 

Southern Group Training employs or manages apprentices in a variety of different trades.  These apprentices are hosted by companies throughout Otago and Southland.

Applications are accepted from anyone for any type of apprenticeship at any time.

For further information please see Southern Group Training’s website,

Southern Wings Ltd

Southern Wings is a professional aviation college and Air New Zealand Training Organisation which delivers integrated flight training with a goal to establish a direct pathway into an airline career for graduating students. Student funding is available on our Diploma in Aviation courses.