Events and Awards

Our industries work hard and play hard - there's a lot happening! Come and check out our workshops, awards and industry events. 

Industry Events

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre New Zealand National Conference

22-24 March 2019 | Auckland

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Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand - Mid Year Meeting

6-7 May 2019 | Palmerston North

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Entertainment Technology New Zealand Conference and Tradeshow

24-26 June 2019 | Wellington

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Musical Education NZ Aotearoa National Conference

TBA 2019

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Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand - National Conference

25-27 November 2019 | Christchurch

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Exercise

Filex - Fitness industry convention

12-14 April 2019 | Sydney 

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Exercise NZ Roadshow

10-19 June 2019 | National

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Fitex Conference 

23 - 24 November 2019 | Auckland

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Exercise Industry Awards

23 November 2019 | Auckland 

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All industry

Industry Training Federation Conference

TBA 2019

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Local Government New Zealand Conference 

7-9 July 2019 | Wellington

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National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference

10-12 July 2019 | Adelaide

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New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers Summit

26-27 September 2019 | Napier

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Careers and Transition Education (CATE) Conference

19-21 November 2018 | Napier

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Sport and Recreation

New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards

24 June 2019 | Auckland

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Physical Education New Zealand Conference

8-10 July 2019 | Wellington

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NZ Recreation Conference

27-29 November 2019 | Hamilton

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Māori Sports Awards

2019 TBA

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoors Forum 

2019 TBA

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Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 

17-19 June 2019 | Christchurch

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Aquatics

Waves Conference 

3-5 September 2019 | Queenstown

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Water New Zealand Conference and Expo

18-20 September 2019 | Hamilton

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Our Awards and Scholarships

Skills Active Exercise Awards

Skills Active supports two awards for the exercise industry. These are  presented at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards.

Volunteer Development Award

Nominations are open for the Volunteer Development Award! This award recognises and celebrates the achievements of volunteers who give their time to support the community and help shape the sport and recreation industry.

Workforce Transformation Award - Small Business

The Transforming Tomorrow's Workforce award recognises small and medium businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting knowledge and skill development for their staff, in order to meet current and future workforce challenges.

Apprentice of the Year Award

Nominations are open for the Apprentice of the Year Award! This award goes to a high-potential trainee who has gained skills and qualifications that will help them improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders, through the medium of sport and recreation.  

Training Excellence Awards - Local Government

The Training Excellence Awards mark the achievements of individuals and organisations in the local government sector who have shown dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and skill through training.

Māori Sports Scholarship

The Māori Sports Scholarship recognises promising young Māori sportspeople, and provides support for their endeavours in both the sporting and academic realms.

Skills Active Supreme Award - Outdoor Recreation

The Supreme Award for Outdoor Recreation recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the outdoor recreation and education sector.

Our workshops

Assessor training workshops

All new assessors need to attend an assessor workshop as part of their training.