Welcome to Employers' 


Otago Southland Employers Association has a proud history spanning 125 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; training and professional development.

Our team includes a number of professional and highly skilled individuals with varied talents and expertise, all focused on their niche markets and 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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    National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Level 4


Organisations have a significant duty of care to everyone involved in the business. This includes not just employees but also customers, suppliers and the family members of your co-workers. Because you need to protect anyone who may be affected by the workplace environment, a comprehensive health and safety plan is critical to every company, regardless of size or sector.

Like anything in your organisation, your health and safety policy must be carefully planned and closely monitored if it is to be successful. Over the course of this programme, you’ll learn the processes involved in planning, implementing and evaluating your organisation’s occupational health and safety policies.

The content of the four two-day blocks of study are to help you create a safer workplace.

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    Training Directory and 2016 Training Calendar

We would like to present the Employers' Association training directory which outlines our extensive range of high-impact expert-facilitated professional development training programmes, courses, workshops, and qualifications. 

Please click here to download our interactive training directory (PDF) or click here to download our 2016 training calendar (PDF). Alternatively, please contact us to order your copy.

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    Official Opening - Invercargill office

Otago Southland Employers’ Association have moved offices as part of our continuing commitment to drive expanding commercial support for our members’ in Southland.

We would like to invite members' to our Official Opening of 64 Arena Avenue, Invercargill with guest speaker Dr Tom Mulholland on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 from 5.30pm. 

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    Proud Sponsors of 

»  The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme   

»  Administrative Professionals' Day celebrations

»  Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards 

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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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