A training provider is any organisation supplying education, training, and/or assessment services. Read below about training providers, the registration and accreditation process, and the Funding Code of Practice.
MITO works with:
NZQA accredited training providers [NZQA]
Training provider registration and accreditation
Accreditation for MITO's qualifications
NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) approved course providers
MITO's training providers
MITO's Funding Code of Practice
For more information
NZQA accredited organisations provide training and assessment services for a range of training options and qualifications. Each organisation's contact details and the qualifications they can provide training and assessments for are available on the NZQA's website.
All NZQA accredited training providers are required to take part in a detailed application process to gain their accreditation status; allowing them to assess against the relevant unit standards. Accredited training providers are routinely evaluated by NZQA, to ensure ongoing compliance with accreditation requirements.
Any organisation wishing to become an accredited training provider must first be registered with NZQA. Once registered, an organisation becomes a Private Training Establishment (PTE) or a Government Training Establishment (GTE). A PTE or GTE can then seek accreditation to assess nationally recognised unit standard based qualifications.
The NZQA registration process is designed to ensure that government or private training establishments are capable of providing high quality education and training.
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) accreditation process checks whether a training establishment, through its quality management system, is capable of operating its own quality management system and meeting its obligations both to NZQA and the relevant ITO, such as MITO.
Details on how to become registered and accredited and the benefits of doing so are provided on the NZQA website.
Registration and accreditation process and benefits [NZQA website]
Training providers who want to apply to the NZQA for accreditation, for unit standards managed by MITO, must first gain MITO's support for their application. This process was developed and is regulated by NZQA; it applies to all ITOs.
To confidently support an application, we need evidence of your organisation's ability to comply with the relevant Accreditation and Moderation Action Plans (AMAPs).
View our Accreditation and Moderation Action plans (AMAPs):
Once accredited to deliver any of our unit standards or qualifications, Private Training Establishments (PTEs) or Government Training Establishments (GTEs) can begin training and assessing trainees.
There are additional requirements for training organisations to consider when the training on offer will lead to issuing a driver licensing classification or endorsement. Refer to the 'NZTA approved course providers' section below for more details about this.
If you require any further assistance regarding accreditation, please contact our Quality Assurance Manager on FREEPHONE 0800 88 21 21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any organisation seeking to conduct assessments for trainees to obtain a driver license class or endorsement, must first be awarded approved course provider status by NZTA.
NZTA also requires individuals who assess unit standards for licensing purposes (whether they work independently or for an approved course provider), to be registered with MITO as an assessor for the relevant unit standards.
An NZTA approved course provider is not the same as an NZQA accredited provider, however some training providers have both NZTA and NZQA accreditation.
Providers who hold both NZTA and NZQA accreditation are able to report trainees' results directly to NZQA. Completed unit standards are then reflected on the trainees' record of achievement (ROA). Where the NZTA approved course provider is not accredited with NZQA, all results must be reported to MITO.
NZTA's approved course providers [Land Transport NZ website]
MITO provides support to industry, through direct relationships with workplaces across New Zealand. This is in addition to funding partnerships with a number of NZQA accredited organisations who provide training and assessment for our industries: commercial road transport, passenger services, warehousing and logistics, ports and stevedoring.
List of MITO approved training providers [PDF: 28Kb, 1 page]
Our Funding Code of Practice sets out how we fund and support training and assessment for our industries: commercial road transport, passenger services, warehousing and logistics, ports and stevedoring.
Specifically our Funding Code of Practice has been developed to:
MITO's Funding Code of Practice [PDF: 332Kb, 6 pages]
For more information please contact us on FREEPHONE 0800 88 21 21 or email email@example.com.