Learning creates pathways into meaningful employment

Ama Training Group is a private training

establishment (PTE) based in West Auckland, focused on providing industry specific and learner-centered training to Māori & Pasifica whānau.


"We want to develop a skilled workforce through high quality, learner-centred

training that meets the needs of both industry and the learner."

"Kia hakapakari i ngā kaimahi mā te kounga papai o te hakaako

me te ū ki ngā āhuatanga o te ākonga."




Taurapa - The Stern of the Waka - Pre Employment 

The "taurapa" is the "stern" or rear of the waka and equates to those that are just getting on-board the waka in terms of training and employment.  Designed to meet the needs of learners at the beginning of their journey or in a pre-training phase these programmes are intended to lead to employment.  Our pre-employment programmes are varied across different industries however learners who complete the course will be placed into employment in the industry.


Nga Takere -The Hull of the Waka - Literacy & Numeracy

By providing support at this foundation level we aim to provide a solid base from which to build knowledge and skills that will support learners to achieve. Our workplace literacy and numeracy courses are designed to make a difference in the following areas -

  • better oral communication skills – toolbox meetings, tail gate meetings etc

  • improved reading and writing skills to enable correct form-filling and understanding of workplace documentation

  • fewer workplace accidents and a stronger emphasis on safety 

  • improved skills in technology, workplace software including better accuracy in keying in information on a computer

Nga Herenga - The Lashings of the Waka - Health & Safety

Nga Herenga - The Lashings of the Waka - Health & Safety

An integral part of a waka is the "herenga" or "lashings". Without good lashings the waka would not be able to function correctly and in a worst-case scenario would simply fall apart.  Health and Safety in the workplace is just as critical. Without good Health and Safety knowledge and practices a business exposes their people to potential risks.  Ama specialises in comprehensive health and safety training.  

Tauihu - The Bow of the Waka - Leadership Programmes

Tauihu - The Bow of the Waka  - Leadership

The "bow" (front) or "tauihu" of the waka leads the way. The tauihu relates to those that have been identified as potential leaders in an organisation however they need to be shaped like the tauihu to navigate the waters of leadership and leading people.  Bad leadership accounts for over 50% of business failures and costs businesses millions of dollars every year.  Getting the right mix of inspirational leadership and effective management is key.  Equipping people with the right skills is only the beginning of what we can do for business.  To make a change that lasts, we’ll engage, influence and challenge your people. We’ll build a solution that influences their understanding of what it means to be a leader in your organisation.



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