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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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

30 November 2019 | Auckland

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoors Hui

2020 TBA

Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 

17-19 June 2019 | Christchurch

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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.

Exercise Scholarship

The Exercise Scholarship is open to those looking to expand their exercise industry credentials, whether they are new starters, experienced professionals or volunteers. 

Volunteer Development Scholarship

This scholarship recognises and celebrates the achievements of volunteers who give their time to support the community and help shape the sport and recreation industry.

Small Business Scholarship

This scholarship 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

This title 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.  

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.