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Strengthening the manufacturing, engineering and logistics industries

We ensure our sectors lead and influence the vocational education system and its transformation.

Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council represents the manufacturing, engineering and logistics industries including wood manufacturing, bakery, butchery, mechanical, automotive and marine engineering, dairy processing, extractives and drilling, and transport.

Find out more about our industries.

Our sectors contribute:

650000

People employed

105000

Businesses

$80 Billion

to New Zealand's GDP

286000

Learners

What matters to industry, matters to us.

We are proud to be partnering with industry to create transformational change in vocational education.

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Mā wai te huarahi e hora? Mā ngā ahumahi!

Who will pave the pathway forward? Industry will!

Latest News

Industry Stakeholder Group a vital link with industry leaders
28/02/24

Industry Stakeholder Group a vital link with industry leaders

“We exist to ensure our education system is fit-for-purpose for industry workforce needs now and into the future,” says Philip Alexander-Crawford, CE of Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce...
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Diesel Fuel Technology and Heavy Wheel Alignment reviews coming up!
23/02/24

Diesel Fuel Technology and Heavy Wheel Alignment reviews coming up!

It’s time for a qualification and standards review for Diesel Fuel Technology and Heavy Wheel Alignment, and we want to hear from you. These reviews...
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Fluid Power Leading the Industry
21/02/24

Fluid Power Leading the Industry

Hanga-Aro-Rau is working with Industry to create fit-for-purpose training programmes in Fluid Power. “Historically, Fluid Power has been an underserved industry in terms of both...
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Trades Essentials qualification ready for new programme development!
19/02/24

Trades Essentials qualification ready for new programme development!

We are excited to announce that our new micro-credential – Trades Essentials – is now live on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. This much-anticipated qualification...
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Doing the heavy lifting for forklift standards
13/02/24

Doing the heavy lifting for forklift standards

The scheduled review of forklift unit standards is about to get underway, and we want to hear from interested parties! We will be reviewing the...
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Industry leaders in the Fire Protection Systems and Technology industry – we need your expertise!
13/02/24

Industry leaders in the Fire Protection Systems and Technology industry – we need your expertise!

Our Fire Protection Advisory Groups (passive and active fire protection), made up of industry subject matter experts, have told us that we need to make...
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