Industry Training Organisations & Specialists

Asplundh - Aborists

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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 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.

New Zealand Management Academies

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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.