News

Update on MSD Work Broker Pilot Programme

This ground breaking initiative commenced on the 1st October and sees the NZSA act as the national work broker for the security industry.  Effectively the NZSA works as a recruitment agent – we work with MSD to find candidates with the interest and ability to work in the security industry and then match those candidates with job vacancies notified to us by our members.  Not only does this result in our providing our members with “fit for purpose” candidates who have been through our screening and assessment process, but if they are employed, the member/employer qualifies for support subsidies of up to $3,970 plus GST to assist with training and induction costs.

The results to date have been impressive with 25 candidates placed into employment with our members and a number currently in the interview process.  It is also pleasing to see placements across the country and in a range of roles including Security Officers, Patrol Officers, Monitoring Operators and Trainee Security Technicians

For members who would like to find out more about the process or would like to register, please contact Andrea Charlton on 0274 502 020 or email  andrea@security.org.nz

 

NZSA Work Broker Programme

Progress in out pilot programme in association with the Ministry of Social Development is going well.

To 13/11/18, we have placed 14 MSD clients into employment with our members.  Given the contract commenced 1st October, this is a very pleasing result and one which has exceeded MSD’s expectations and targets.

There are a number of member benefits when you employ an MSD client through our programme.  These are:

  • The NZSA will complete and pay for the candidates COA application (Temporary Licence).  We will do this once the candidate has been offered employment.  (That saves your organisation $187)

 

  • Pay the member $495 + GST per week for the first six weeks of employment (Pro Rata).  This covers all training and induction costs. (That’s $2,970 worth of support that you could receive from the NZSA)

 

  • Pay the member $500 + GST once the candidate has completed 3 months and another $500+GST once the candidate has completed 6 months employment. (That’s a further $1,000 upon their continued service.

 

You can also be assured that the NZSA will complete a phone interview, allow the candidate to sit a basic reading and writing test, and where possible, have a face to face interview. This helps us better understand the candidate and provide your organisation with candidates that we believe are fit for purpose. We can also give them some coaching and support for when they come to interview with you.

 

If you are interested in registering for this programme, you can register online here, or you can email andrea@security.org.nz to have a chat.

 

Launch of the New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3)

The New Zealand Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3) has been updated to be more versatile and fit-for-purpose.

In collaboration with industry, the new qualification has been modernised, taking into account the new technologies in the market.  This course has now integrated recommended pre-learning unit standards giving learners a well-rounded education.

The qualification is still based on on-job and off-job assessments.  Each assessment has been reviewed and, where possible, made into a smaller, more manageable format.

Those who have chosen to complete the Service strand will also complete the Electrical Workers Registration Board’s Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed) exam.

Further study:

Once learners have completed the NZC in Electrotechnology (Level 3) they can choose to continue onto one of four different strands.

  • New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Installation and Service) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Engineering (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Customer Premise Systems (Level 4)

For more information you can view the following documents:

Electronic Security Programme L3- v3

Info Sheet – NZC Electrotechnology L3- NZSA

Electrotech – Qualification changes

 

For enquiries, please contact:

Carine Vaccari

carinev@shift.org.nz

022 568 6671

 

Wanted – Electronic Security Subject Matter Expert

Skills Organisation, the ITO for the Security Industry, are seeking a subject matter expert (SME) for Electronic Security who can assist the Skills resource developers to produce materials that both match the qualifications and unit standards and are fit for purpose. The work will be on the new apprenticeship qualification for Security Technicians.

The attached Job Description outlines the essential and desired qualifications, knowledge and experience required for the role.

Appreciating that those with the required skills may already be in employment, it is envisaged that the role can be undertaken on either a fulltime or part-time contract period. An attractive hourly payment will be offered.

If you wish to apply, please complete the attached SME Profile Form and forward to Kath Williams at Kathw@skills.org.nz or for more information, contact Kath on 021 2554064.

Kind Regards
Gary

Attachments:
SME JD Electronic Security
SME profile sheet