We're a specialist non-profit ITO, set up by industry, for industry. We are funded by the Tertiary Education Commission and spend our time working in partnership with the sport, recreation and performing arts industries, to help organisations and their people strengthen their skills and capabilities, step up their quality of delivery and flourish as individuals and industry.
Discover the nuts and bolts of our organisation, and dig a little deeper into our story, our structure, our staff and our shareholders below.
Learn more about what we stand for, our brand - Hei Māuri Tū, and the story of our Pou.
Getting down to business. You'll find all our organisational documents here.
Read more about the impact our industries have, who we're working with and check out exciting research and projects.
We've got a great bunch of people working with and for the industry to deliver the best outcomes for our employers and their staff. Come check us out.
Our chief executive reports to a board elected by our shareholders.
The shareholders in Skills Active are approximately 25 industry umbrella bodies, and 50 percent of our shareholding is held by Māori organisations.
You can have a look at our current Skills Active Shareholders at the bottom of this page.
We have many staff employed throughout New Zealand working across our six teams:
Our field team works with employers, and their employees, to develop and implement workplace training and development.
The engagement team gathers key sector information and communicates these messages to our industries.
Our solutions team develops unit standards, qualifications and learning and assessment resources for our industry sectors. They also manage our quality assurance functions.
Our services team provides the all-important back office functions to ensure the best service is provided to our customers.
Our management team provides leadership to ensure Skills Active continues to meet its goals.
Qualworx delivers safety and quality assurance services to the outdoors community and other sectors.
Find out more about each team on the staff page!
We were set up under the Industry Training Act 1992.
Industry training organisations are established by particular industries and are responsible for:
Setting national skill standards for our industry
Providing information and advice to trainees and their employers
Arranging for the delivery of on- and off-job training
Arranging for the assessment of trainees
Arranging the monitoring of quality training.
We are closely linked with Qualworx, New Zealand's leading outdoor adventure activity audit body.
As well as audits in the outdoor recreation space, Qualworx offers audit products in the exercise and rental car industries.
Go check them out!
New Zealand Recreation Association Incorporated (33)
Water Safety New Zealand Incorporated (33)
National Council of YMCAs of New Zealand Incorporated (34)
Exercise Association of New Zealand (100)
Aotearoa Māori Providers of Training Education and Employment (AMPTEE) (60)
Aotearoa Māori Tennis Association Incorporated (60)
Handball New Zealand (60)
Hauraki Māori Trust Board (60)
Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust - National Māori Sports Awards (60)
New Zealand Māori Rugby Board (60)
Te Arawa Lakes Trust (60)
Te Kaunihera Haupoi Māori o Aotearoa (60) * Currently in default
Te Roopu o te Pātaka (60)
Whakaruruhau Ngā Mahi ā Te Rēhia (60)
Christian Camping New Zealand Incorporated (20)
Education Outdoors New Zealand Incorporated (20)
New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Incorporated (20)
New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association Incorporated (20)
Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Education Trust (20)
New Zealand Snowsport Instructors Alliance Incorporated (25)
NZ Snow Industries Federation Incorporated (25)
NZ Snowsports Council Incorporated (25)
Ski Areas Association (New Zealand) Incorporated (25)
Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Incorporated (100)
Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) (33)
Dance Aotearoa New Zealand Limited (34)
Entertainment Technology New Zealand (33)
Please note: We don't actively recruit new shareholders, but let our stakeholders know that we welcome applicants and we are happy to outline the process at our AGM to become shareholders.
Our constitution and the process and criteria for organisations who want to apply to become shareholders can be downloaded from our documents page.