Training and Education Group
Great results don’t just happen, they happen because you make them happen
Welcome to Skills Update. We strive to provide you with high quality education, bridging your success with knowledge and creativity.
Bringing out the talent within
Students are kept motivated and engaged through best practice teaching methods which cater to learners of all age groups and preferences.
Our wide range of qualifications has been accredited by NZQA and is regarded as credible, robust and recognised across New Zealand and internationally.
Sound and stable learning environment
Students at Skills Update will acquire useful skills and knowledge that will help to develop their social wellbeing and cognitive abilities. Student support tools have been put in place to match each student’s learning style with their learning goals.
Message from the Directors
Skills Update was born out of an aspiration to provide New Zealand youth and adult learners with skills and a strong work ethic so they can successfully enter the job market in their chosen trade or profession.
Assisted by numerous stake holders such as Tertiary Education Commission, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Police, Iwi, High Schools, Polytechnics, Sport Organisations and thousands of employers in diverse industrial fields we have achieved results that exceed our early aspirations. Over the past 28 years, over 45000 students have graduated and successfully entered the workforce or continued into higher education and training. We offer a diverse campus that embraces students and staff from many different cultural backgrounds.
In early 2021, Skills Update was acquired by LIFE Community, a faith-based community agency delivering initiatives such as Christmas Box, LIFE Community Kitchens, LIFE Homes and Quality Education Services (QES), another registered private training establishment located in South Auckland.
LIFE Community is committed to bringing help and hope to generations through the provision of social services, and through partnership with central government, delivery of educational programmes. We look to continue Skills Update’s reputation for excellence, and are excited to work alongside the all generations of students, whom we hope will become leaders in their path of endeavour.
~ Nick Edwards & Paul Schnell
Directors, Skills Update