Preparation for Work

Helping people get prepared for work with free industry training and employment placement services.


Eligible Work and Income Clients


Clendon, Papatoetoe, Otahuhu and Otara


Industry Training and Licenses

“Getting ready for what the world has for you.
You know your prepared when doors of opportunities open.
Prepare now to see your future unfold.”

Fia Wilson, Employment Coach

Graduates of this qualification will

Be equipped with employment skills
Gain an industry specific license
Have an updated CV and Cover Letter tailored to their chosen industry
Build confidence in a fun, supportive environment
Be prepared for job interviews and have access to work attire from our partners at Dress for Success
Celebrate with a graduation at the end with the QES team, family and friends

Security Training

Conflict Management

Certificate of Approval (COA) Training

Retail & Hospitality

Basic Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate

License Controller Qualification (LCQ)

Aged Care

First Aid Certificate

Warehousing & Logistics

Forklift Certificate (OSH)

F Endorsement

Dangerous Goods License

Building & Construction

Site Safe

Civil Passport

Construct Safe

Elevated Work Platform


Preparation for Work

Start Date:

Enrolling now




3 weeks Training
Employment Placement (varies)


NZ Citizen or Resident
W&I Registered Client
Otahuhu, Clendon, Papatoetoe and Otara Sites Only


Employment Training
Industry Training
Industry License
Updated CV and CL

What you need to apply

Birth Certificate or Passport (we can help with this)


Manukau Campus, 10 Norman Spencer Drive, Manukau 2104
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022 137 1910
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