Now could be the right time to retrain for a new job.
About vocational training
Vocational training is about learning the specific skills for a job.
Vocationally trained workers are highly skilled and in high demand.
With apprenticeships you find a job and earn while you learn.
I'm a school leaver
Find out how to get free training or free training in an apprentice job with TTAF.Find training and information on TTAF
Explore your future career
I'm looking for a change of career
If you're inspired to change careers or you’ve recently become unemployed, you could boost your future with free training or free training in an apprentice job.
With the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) you can learn new skills for a new career for free.
Find out how to fund your training or apprenticeship for your new job with TTAF.Find training and information on TTAF
Find out more about free training
Gain the skills and confidence to move into a new job with study or training.
Cori Pokotea left school without NCEA and trained into an essential service.
I'm an employer
If you’re an employer, you can get financial support to hold onto your existing apprentices and trainees and take on new ones.
There are a range of funds to help you strengthen your business and get someone into a job. There is funding to support the wages of apprentices and trainees, and to give them mentoring and off-site training. Apprentices and trainees can be an important part of your business and potential future leaders in your industry.
The Connected website lists the support and information you need to get started.Find information on funding through Connected
Tips for employers
Celebrating diversity and encouraging tolerance in the workplace creates a successful business.
Employers can help IT graduates into jobs by working with tech schools.
Talk to schools to find future workers before you get short staffed.
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We are closed on all public holidays, including Wellington Anniversary.
Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021
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