Our Mission

That’s why all our programmes are designed to put you on the road to apprenticeships and get you work-ready fast.We support each individual to recognise and develop their potential, underpinned by the principle of ka mahi, ka ora (to work, to live)



Our mission is to deliver excellent training that provides graduates with the skills required by industry.

We do this by

  • Respecting the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each person

  • Providing advice, encouragement, and holistic support for individual participants

  • Providing purposeful and personalised programmes which are flexible and enjoyable

  • Supporting and empowering the vulnerable and dependent

  • Focussing on developing in participants a strong self-concept, personal identity, and a positive mental attitude

  • Enriching participants and staffs’ lives, increasing their employment opportunities, and building the skills required to drive economic growth in the communities we serve

  • Recognising the importance of celebrating success and fostering a ‘future-focussed’ attitude

  • Empowering participants and their whānau to build independence

  • We practise the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – partnership, participation, and protection. We deliver services to all peoples of Aotearoa

Our Values

NZ Welding, Trades & Service’s strategic pillars set the framework for our work. To find out more information about our organisational goals for 2023 – 2027 and how they align to our strategic pillars click here.

The Education Code of Practice

Students studying in New Zealand are supported and protected by the The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021. The code sets out the roles and responsibilities of education providers in ensuring learner wellbeing and success.


NZWTS is a signatory of the code and as such we should be supporting our learners to:

  • Be safe, both physically and mentally
  • Feel respected and accepted for who they are
  • Feel supported in their learning and wellbeing
  • Stay connected with social and cultural networks
  • Have their say in decisions about services

Click here to find out more about the code on the NZQA website.

NZWTS have conducted self-reviews on how well we are practising The Code, you can find our latest report here.