We have a number of programme types to suit the needs of the schools, providers and workplaces we work with. All of our programmes, qualifications and programme resources are designed with the learner at heart. For more information, check them out below.
Whether at school or in a tertiary setting, we're passionate about partnering with you to help your students learn and grow. We've got a number of tailored programmes and resources that will help you nurture the talent in front of you.
Every year hundreds of thousands of Kiwi secondary school students engage in vocational education and training. The sport, recreation and performing arts industries are looking for keen, passionate, active young people who want to engage as participants and leaders.
For those that learn by doing, and who love making a difference to the health and wellbeing of those around them, our youth programmes provide great opportunities for young people.
Our programmes allow them to gain skills and attributes that are sought after by employers, pick up NCEA unit standards, and get transferable working skills and experience that they can apply in future jobs.
We currently facilitate three types of youth programmes to suit your needs: Youth Awards, Gateway and Workplace Partnerships.
Our programmes are designed to link to Skills Active qualifications and industry career pathways. Visit our qualifications page to have a look at where our programmes could take your students, and check out Tōu Aratika - our career pathways website.
For more information about current initiatives to support transitions from school to further learning, check out the Youth Guarantee website.
Our Youth Awards initiative delivers industry-approved programmes that foster connections between schools and employers, and build work-ready skills for young people.
Our Gateway programme allows students to experience working in sport, recreation and the performing arts while they are still at secondary school - and gain credits in the process!
In some cases, the effective delivery and assessment of a Skills Active unit standard may require the involvement of an industry workplace. Our workplace partnerships build pathways for young people actively participating in our industries.
Our programmes are great for helping students take the next step in their sport and recreation industry careers, while they’re still at school.
However, our pathways are also important to activity coordinators, teachers and staff who may work in a kura, primary or secondary school - or a private contractor providing sport and recreation services to schools.
Whether you provide education outside the classroom, out of school care, recreation coordination, outdoor leadership and instruction, coaching or officiating, our qualifications are designed for you.
To find out more, have a look through our qualifications below, or contact your regional Skills Active Learning Support Advisor.
Explore the wide range of exciting on-job qualifications and apprenticeships available across our active industries.
We've designed and developed integrated resource packages for you, which have already been pre-assessment moderated!
These can be used by:
Providers offering Skills Active unit standards as part of their programmes
Schools offering students Skills Active unit standards through school programmes such as Gateway
Organisations offering Skills Active unit standards to their staff or volunteers.
Our resources can be purchased through our Resource Catalogue. If you're purchasing our resources, you need to make sure you're accredited to assess the unit standards in the resource. Your organisation will be responsible for reporting the achieved credits directly to NZQA.
There is an annual license fee for using our resources, unless you are an EONZ Consortium member. If you're a member, you can purchase any resources from Skills Active free of charge!
Skills Active and EONZ have been working in partnership to provide schools with opportunities to access resources and upskill school staff. Find out more about joining the EONZ Consortium by visiting the EONZ website.
Skills Active oversees New Zealand's Performance Technology unit standards, including the NZQA assessment resources that are made available to schools and providers for free.
If your school/provider has not developed its own resources and had them pre-assessment moderated, then you must use these resources.
Here's where you can access the latest versions of the Performing Arts Technology resources.