The Skills Organisation is the New Zealand public sector's shared service vehicle for professional workforce development.
Our purpose is to support the achievement of a highly skilled, motivated and qualified work force.
The Skills Organisation works with the New Zealand public sector to:
- Set skills standards for the public sector;
- Develop arrangements for the delivery of workplace training that will enable trainees to attain those standards;
- Provide leadership within the sector on matters relating to skills and training needs.
The Government's objectives for workplace training are to raise the skills and knowledge of the New Zealand workforce to increase individual productivity, and to improve the ability of organisations to innovate and adapt to competitive challenges.
As the workplace development expert for the public sector, The Skills Organisation plays an important role in helping to raise the skills and knowledge within the sector and, therefore, contributes to the Government‟s priorities of 'Better, smarter public services for less'.
Our aim is to ensure the New Zealand central and local goverment sector has the right skills to deliver high quality, cost-effective services to the New Zealand public and our communities.
We take a broad approach to:
- Identify current and future skill needs for the public sector;
- Set national standards and qualifications relevant to an organisation's needs;
- Advise on and manage arrangements for workplace learning, from design to delivery and evaluation.