Welcome to Otago Southland Employers' Association  

Otago Southland Employers Association (OSEA) has a proud history spanning 126 years, supporting businesses across Otago and Southland.

We provide tailored and specialist support to local businesses across a myriad of business critical areas including employment law, human resources, health and safety; business training and professional development.

Our team includes a number of professional and highly skilled individuals with varied talents and expertise, all focused on providing quality advice and services to members, whilst building long term relationships by helping them to grow their business sustainably.

We would welcome the opportunity to hear from you to request further information, seek advice, register for a professional development programme or to join our organisation. 

Being a member has its privileges!  

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    Business Training Directory  

OSEA Business Training Directory and 2018 Training Calendar is available now!

Our Business Training Directory lists our extensive range of high-impact, expert-facilitated professional development training programmes, courses, workshops, and qualifications. Contact us for a copy.



    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade European Union - New 
    Zealand Free Trade Agreement Presentation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade negotiators are joining us to present on a European Union – New Zealand free trade agreement and other current and prospective trade negotiations.  Don’t miss this opportunity to find out everything you want to know about our free trade agreements and put your questions directly to the people who negotiate them.  




30 May and 13 June 2018, Dunedin

Starting a business is hard enough, but successfully growing your business can be overwhelming. The Export Essentials workshops will make your journey smoother by giving you the tools and action plan you need to reach your exporting goals.






Upcoming Seminars

Employers' offer over 100 high-impact expert-facilitated training programmes, courses, workshops and qualifications across Otago and Southland, all at member rates.

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