Competenz Te Pūkenga is a multi-sector industry training organisation which sets the standards for plastics training and qualifications and arranges for delivery of training and assessment across New Zealand. We help kiwi industry grow skills, careers and businesses and make it easy to learn on-the-job.

Competenz Te Pūkengacan provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your businesses specific needs.

How we work with you

The New Zealand Certificates in Plastics Processing and Plastics Engineering have been developed by leading New Zealand plastics manufacturers to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to work productively and safely.

Together with the Level 2 programme in manufacturing (with a plastics specialisation) the qualifications form a pathway of learning from entry level plastics operators, die setters and technicians to experienced plastics production engineers.

The programmes have specialisations designed with the future in mind.

For further information visit the Competenz website


Traineeships are short structured training programmes of usually 6-24 months duration that combine practical and technical training to give your people a formal qualification and range from entry level to advanced.They are a great way to upskill your teams in areas that are important for future-proofing your business. Read More


Micro-credentials are small formal ‘chunks’ of learning which cover skill sets that may be required by industry, but aren’t available through a qualification.

Micro-credentials are between 5 to 40 credits, consist of one or more unit standards and, just like a qualification, are nationally recognised and registered with NZQA.

Micro-credentials are a great option for existing employees who need to upskill in a certain area. They support:

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Retraining or training in a new skill (such as new technology)
  • Progression to further education and training.

For further information on Micro-credentials visit the Competenz Website

For your dedicated local Plastics Competenz Account Manager please click click here

Competenz Te Pūkenga uses Learning Service Partners to deliver the programmes. To view the Lastest Learner Service Partners Offerings please click here