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Marine, Marina, Composites, Industrial Textiles
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All regions of the North and South Island, Kaitaia to Bluff.

Benefits of Workplace Training

  • The training is industry relevant and accepted, as it has been designed by the industry, for the industry.

  • Training an apprentice will allow your company to meet current and future skill needs.

  • Increased workplace productivity and competitiveness.

  • Higher staff retention rate and lower turnover.

  • Apprentices require less supervision as they acquire more skills.

  • Apprentice training success will have a positive influence on other team members and employees.

  • Higher decision-making input.

  • Training creates a positive workplace culture.

  • Training enhances your company’s reputation.

  • Being a training-centric employer helps you attract committed new future-focused employees.

  • MAST training advisers develop a learning plan with the employer and the learner. 

  • Receive support from MAST Academy.

  • Demonstrates your commitment to training and staff development.

The Roles Explained

    • Coordinates and manages the training path for both the learners and the employers.

    • Provide a support service to learners and employers with regular site visits.

    • Qualified assessors assess all assessments. 

    • Manage the booking of any required or added block courses. 

    • Report credits for Unit Standards to NZQA in a timely manner.

    • Complete the enrolment process. 

    • Provide the learner every opportunity to learn the skills in the agreed programme.

    • Ensure the learners has sufficient exposure to various areas of the company to gain skills.

    • Ensure the learner is trained to an accepted company and industry standard.

    • Nominate a training coordinator for learners, who will liaise with a MAST Academy Assessor in matters relating to the training needs of the learner.

    • Verify learners competence in the tasks undertaken for assessment.

    • Report on the learners consistency and progress in the workplace.

    • Learn the skills as outlined in the agreed programme for your qualification.

    • Demonstrate achievement in competency of skills – by the quality of work to within accepted time frames and the ability to repeat the tasks which are employer verified.

    • Gain all the knowledge that supports the skills required.

    • Meet all of the requirements and complete all tasks in a timely and professional manner as requested by the employer.

    • Provide completed learning material to MAST Academy Assessor for assessment.

    • Ensure that all evidence that supports your competency is outlined on the assessment and signed by the company trainer/representative before presenting to MAST Academy for assessment.

    • Notify the MAST Academy Assessor if they are having any problems the programme, the employer so that all reasonable steps can be taken to assist the learner.



  • You earn money while you learn.

  • You gain practical skills that you can use on the job from day one.

  • A MAST Academy qualification is nationally and internationally recognised.

  • The skills you learn are in demand and transferable.

  • Our training advisors provide individual support with visits every 8 – 12 weeks, wherever you work in NZ.


Workplace training is successful when:

Both learner and employer are committed to the apprenticeship.

A positive workplace culture with a workplace trainer to guide the apprentice. Apprentice must be 16 years of age and have the legal right to study in NZ. MAST do not enrol non-residents or international learners.


Apprenticeships require commitment from the apprentice to learn on the job and to complete assessments.

See our FAQ's for more information and English language requirements.  

Training Process:

Employers Information About
Workplace Training 

Training in the workplace serves the employer, learner, and industry as a whole

  1. Commit to training an apprentice.

  2. Workplaces select a workplace trainer to support and help guide apprentices.

  3. Apprentices are selected from existing staff or recruited and employed.

  4. Enrol the apprentice into an apprenticeship with the appointed MAST training advisor.

  5. The MAST training advisor will work with the workplace trainer to mentor, coach and assess the apprentice once they have enrolled in the apprenticeship programme.

  6. Apprenticeship typically take 3-4 years.

  7. Once complete the graduate is a qualified tradesperson with a level 4 NZQA certificate in their chosen skill/trade.

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