No-one knows what the future holds. That’s why we’re training for it.

New Zealand’s education landscape is ever-changing, as are the needs of the industry. At Skills4Work, we’re passionate about providing adaptable workforce training strategies that meet the ever-evolving needs of workplaces and their people.

We truly understand that no one business is the same which is why we customise our courses to meet your organisations’ unique requirements and long-term goals. For more than 20 years, our Workplace Literacy programme has been helping businesses and their staff develop essential skills to not only cope with the inevitable challenges of workplace change and everyday life – but thrive, too.

Skills4Work is the only provider of Butchery Training and Bakery Craft in Aotearoa and as one of New Zealand’s most established gateway programme providers, we’re proud to deliver a wide range of training that cater to an even wider range of kiwis.

So whether you’re looking to transform your organisation, shift your career or help a young person explore what’s possible – equip yourself, your business and your people with Skills4Work.

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History of Skills4Work

Skills4Work is an organisation focussed on skill development across a range of industries and sectors and has a rich history which has transformed it into the organisation it is today. The organization was first established in 1992 as a Private Training Establishment (PTE) within Foodstuffs and after its acquisition by Animation College in 2014 was re-established as an independent registered PTE in November 2016.  The organisation’s “Support Office” and purpose-built Training Centre are situated on Ronwood Ave in Manukau, Auckland.  In August 2021, Skills4Work became New Zealand’s first Private Training Establishment (PTE) to undertake the arranging training function in Retail Butchery in line with the government’s mandated transition of all Industry Training Organisation’s (ITO).

Skills4Work is a niche provider in the New Zealand education sector.  Being the only active NZQA accredited Private Training Establishment with the dual role of awarding the butchery qualification nationwide.  Skills4Work has the function of arranging training and manages the end-to-end apprenticeship process for both Butchery and Bakery apprentices across New Zealand.

Skills4Work is on mission to provide innovative, customised, and specialised training to meet the needs of New Zealand businesses, their current and future employees and the New Zealand economy.

Our Vision | Kaupapa

To be the provider of choice, producing highly employable, “fit for purpose” graduates. We will achieve this through continuous improvement and delivering cutting edge programmes.

Our Mission | Uaratanga

To provide innovative, customised and specialist training to meet the needs of New Zealand businesses, their current and future employees and the New Zealand economy.

Our Values | Uara

A Customer Focussed Organisation

We listen to our customer requirements and provide solutions to meet their needs. We are proactive, helpful and friendly. Our strong customer focus enables us to achieve and maintain a competitive edge.
Outcome: We measure our success by our customers’ behaviour and feedback

A will do Attitude

We make a positive difference and are results driven. We advocate responsibility and accountability with a focus on continuous improvement. We foster strong feelings of personal effectiveness. We encourage lateral and innovative
thinking to achieve our objectives. We listen to our customer requirements and provide solutions to meet their needs. We are proactive, helpful and friendly. Our strong customer focus enables us to achieve and maintain a competitive edge.
Outcome: Success is measured by the difference we make.

Easy to do Business With

Excellent, timely execution every time Seamless, easy business transactions. We strive for excellence.
Outcome: We measure our success by our customers’ behaviour and feedback.

A Passion for Developing Skilled People

We are committed to on-going learning, extending skills and providing opportunities to people within our company and the industries we represent. We enthusiastically pursue our vision, mission and strategic plan.
Outcome: Success is measured by a high level of competency within the company and in the industries, we represent and a reduction in skill shortages in the industries we represent.

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Our people

Our tutors understand the real-world practicalities of what they teach thanks to 50+ years industry experience combined. Get to know our diverse and talented team.

Tamai Roff
Tamai Roff
Chief Executive Officer

(027) 494 8338

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Monique Le Marque
Monique Le Marque
Chief Operating Officer

(021) 345 6758

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TBA
TBA
Programme Manager

(022) 44 88 414

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Desiree Gelbart
Desiree Gelbart
Quality Manager

(027) 481 1025

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Gillian Dupa
Gillian Dupa
Registrar

(022) 536 8288

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Chris Acabodillo
Chris Acabodillo
Bakery Trainer

(027) 531 5614

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Priya Dikshit
Priya Dikshit
Bakery Trainer/Navigator

(022) 657 3026

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Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
Bakery Trainer

(027) 5335 175

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Martin Hiki
Martin Hiki
Butchery Training Advisor

(027) 433 3587

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Peter Martin
Peter Martin
Butchery Training Advisor

(022) 302 8439

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Rob Prins
Rob Prins
Butchery Training Advisor

(027) 589 8581

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Matt Grimes
Matt Grimes
Butchery Training Advisor

(022) 175 0924

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Neil Jackson
Neil Jackson
Butchery Trainer/Navigator

(022) 185 0574

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Verginia Tuwere
Verginia Tuwere
School Navigator

(022) 561 6637

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Kaylene Te Wake
Kaylene Te Wake
Customer Services

(027) 533 5174

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Kelly Haeata
Kelly Haeata
Accounts

0800 275 455

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Training that transforms

Our training programmes are designed to help you, your staff and your students harness their potential, explore their passions and become better employees who enjoy success and confidence in their careers.

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Our kaupapa

When given the opportunity to learn something new, explore our passions or upskill, knowledge becomes more than power – it becomes empowerment. Invest in your people, lift their skills and watch your company grow.

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