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Competenz

Competenz is one of New Zealand’s industry training organisations that work with over 3,500 companies and 20,000+ learners in 37 industries around New Zealand to build skills, careers and businesses. Most learning takes place on-the-job.  Competenz works with experts from each industry and support to develop nationally recognised qualifications (New Zealand and National Certificates and Diplomas).

Competenz help structure tailored training plans around the country with the assistance of 70 account managers that specialise in certain industries. They work with companies to build training plans tailored to their businesses – then help their learners gain their skills in the workplace.

Competenz helps make the learning happen and can provides training materials and eLearning, visits to workplaces to check on progress, arrange for learners to complete any off-job training they need (e.g. at a polytechnic), assesses (or arrange assessments) to confirm learners have built their skills, moderates assessments to make sure they are fair, valid and consistent across the country and registers learners’ success with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Competenz also support our industry amongst others in many ways, including promoting careers in these industries, sponsoring industry events like conferences and competitions, offering scholarships and celebrating learners’ success.

To find out more about Competenz or how to become an apprentice view more details at this link. www.competenz.org.nz/industries/communications-and-media/signmaking/


Site Safe

Site Safe is a national not-for-profit health and safety organisation. Formed in 1999 by the construction industry, Site Safe’s goal is to help companies reduce workplace injuries by creating a positive change in health and safety culture.

To do this, Site Safe provides training and resources on best practice systems and behaviours known to improve health and safety.  In addition to education, Site Safe also offers auditing and consulting services, and health and safety kits for small businesses.

As NZSDA belongs to Site Safe, our members qualify for a trade association discount on subscriptions. Simply provide proof of your NZSDA membership when you join Site Safe, and you will receive an automatic 10 per cent discount on your annual subscription fee.


Work Safe

Work Safe educate stakeholders by providing relevant, easy-to-read information, advice and guidance so they can understand and implement key health and safety practices.

Work Safe engage by working with a wide range of stakeholders – sector groups challenge and support our mandate and help communicate important health and safety messages. We work closely with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) and BusinessNZ. We have productive relationships with the Canterbury Rebuild Safety Forum and the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. We have strong, developing relationships with the Accident Compensation Corporation, the Environmental Protection Authority and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Work Safe enforce workplace health and safety by using regulatory tools. Enforcement is part of a process that starts with educating and engaging and ends with holding those who do not comply accountable. We will hold people to account where there are serious failures in health and safety.

For further information on industry updates please register or follow Work Safe by clicking on the link. www.worksafe.govt.nz/worksafe/news/media


Sign Gear

Sign Gear is New Zealand’s leading industry magazine for sign makers and associate industry partners, It is published quarterly throughout the year and has a distribution of 1,400 nationwide companies including sign writers, screen printers, engravers, printers, textiles, graphic designers, industry educators and suppliers.

Sign Gear is New Zealand’s only industry magazine that talks directly to the sign and display industry, so whether it is a product, service or business message that needs promoting, Sign Gear will ensure that your message will stand out nationwide to those that matter.

Sign Gear offers our members complimentary issues mailed direct to your mailbox or inbox, the choice is yours.

For further information regarding cost effective advertising rates, technical specifications or publication dates contact Stan Kilpin at   Stan@signgear.co.nz  or view details on the official Sign Gear website www.signgear.co.nz


Visual Connections

Visual Connections Australia Ltd was formed through the merger of GAMAA, the Graphic Arts Merchants Association of Australia and Visual Industries Suppliers Association. Visual Connections is now the premier suppliers association for the print, graphics and signage industries in Australia. As a result of the merger, Visual Connections now has the largest trade show portfolio in the industry with PrintEx, PacPrint and Visual Impact Expos coming under its banner.

Visual Impact and the NZSDA over the years have become very supportive with each others nationwide industry events, whether in New Zealand or Australia, both assisting with promotion when required.  Visual Impact also provide the NZSDA with opportunity to advertise in their bi monthly publication, the Visual Impact Magazine.  This is sent to all our members complimentary both to inbox and mailbox.

To find out more about the events that Visual Impact are promoting currently view their official website at www.visualimpact.org.au or www.visualconnections.org.au


Sign & D Awards

The NZ Sign and Display Awards is the annual flagship event for the NZSDA.  This prestigious national competition, which recognizes outstanding design and craftsmanship across a broad range of sign making methods and technologies, receives hundreds of entries every year from all over New Zealand.

To Acknowledge Excellence is the primary purpose of the New Zealand Sign and Display Awards.  This maxim not only constitutes part of the awards program logo, but also provides the standard by which all entries are judged.  This ensures that the overall standard of entries is high and that competition for the gold, silver and bronze medals is fierce. Sponsored by many of New Zealand’s leading signs and graphics suppliers, the annual awards dinner and prize giving is held in different cities throughout New Zealand, reinforcing the event’s national status.

To find out more about this event, its categories and how to enter go to the official NZ Sign and Display Website at www.nzsda.net.nz



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