Extractives Training and Supervision Forum

Conference & Function Centre
354 Main St
Palmerston North

We’re holding a forum for training and supervision providers, health and safety managers, and operational managers in the extractives industry to workshop and agree on a consistent approach to training and competency across extractives. 

The forum will be held on Friday 23 March at the Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre.

At the forum we will talk about the wide variability and mixed quality of training we’re currently seeing across the extractive industry. We will provide clarity about what good training looks like and discuss how you can maximise the return on investment of training across the industry. You’ll come away with practical tools and knowledge about what best practice training and supervision involves, and what we expect to see in your business.

This forum is for you if you are a training manager, health and safety manager, tunnel, mine or quarry business owner or operator - including small operators, training provider, tutors, Etū Union member, or other similar industries such as including forestry, civil contracting, and rural contracting.

Over the course of the day, the forum will cover:

  • Overview of literacy and numeracy skills in New Zealand
  • Trainer accreditation feedback and review processes
  • Choosing the right external course for your workers 
  • Ensuring the knowledge gained through training is applied in your workplace
  • Identifying if there’s a skills gap between current level of knowledge and skills and what your business needs are
  • Different learning styles for adult learners 
  • On the job competency assessment systems and processes
  • The learning needs for adverse and multicultural workforce
  • First line management and supervision- what is involved and why it’s important to get this right
  • The learning team approach - how learning has been achieved utilising the strengths of the team for a high risk industry
  • Coaching and mentoring - preparing staff for Certificate of Competence and other courses of study
  • Safety culture engagement in the digital era.

Extractives Forum Agenda (PDF 174 KB)


Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North