Business training
that’s better for business

OSEA has proven experience supporting the learning needs of hundreds of Otago and Southland businesses with comprehensive training programmes, professional development and business coaching. 

We offer a full calendar of public training programmes and workshops throughout Otago and Southland, but if you can’t come to us, we can come to you – either to deliver a standard programme in-house or a customised solution tailored to your business needs.

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View our extensive range of training courses here.

2019 Training Dates will be out soon... please check back later in December

NZTE Capability Development voucher

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit RBP website and register today.

Looking for a training course?

Training Course Category Date StartDate City / Town Spaces Available Brand
Accident Investigation Health & Safety 01 July 2019 1561957200 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Advanced Training for Health & Safety Representatives - Stage 3 Health & Safety 13 - 14 May 2019 1557723600 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Advanced Training for Health & Safety Representatives - Stage 3 Health & Safety 20 - 21 May 2019 1558328400 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Advanced Training for Health & Safety Representatives - Stage 3 Health & Safety 19 - 20 August 2019 1566190800 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Advanced Training for Health & Safety Representatives - Stage 3 Health & Safety 02 - 03 December 2019 1575266400 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Advanced Training for Health & Safety Representatives - Stage 3 Health & Safety 09 - 10 December 2019 1575871200 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2 Health & Safety 18 - 19 February 2019 1550469600 Queenstown Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2 Health & Safety 15 - 16 April 2019 1555304400 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2 Health & Safety 27 - 28 May 2019 1558933200 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2 Health & Safety 26 - 27 August 2019 1566795600 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2 Health & Safety 16 - 17 September 2019 1568610000 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2 Health & Safety 04 - 05 November 2019 1572847200 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2 Health & Safety 11 - 12 November 2019 1573452000 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Contractor Safety Management Health & Safety 19 February 2019 1550556000 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Essential Leadership Skills - NEW! Management & Leadership 24 January 2019 1548309600 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Hazard & Risk Management Health & Safety 13 August 2019 1565672400 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health & Safety for Managers Health & Safety 18 February 2019 1550469600 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health & Safety for Managers Health & Safety 12 August 2019 1565586000 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 11 - 12 February 2019 1549864800 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 18 - 19 February 2019 1550469600 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 18 - 19 March 2019 1552885200 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 08 - 09 April 2019 1554699600 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 06 - 07 May 2019 1557118800 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 10 - 11 June 2019 1560142800 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 17 - 18 June 2019 1560747600 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 22 - 23 July 2019 1563771600 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 29 - 30 July 2019 1564376400 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 02 - 03 September 2019 1567400400 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 09 - 10 September 2019 1568005200 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 14 - 15 October 2019 1571029200 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 21 - 22 October 2019 1571634000 Invercargill Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association
Health and Safety Representative Training - Stage 1 Health & Safety 25 - 26 November 2019 1574661600 Dunedin Yes Otago Southland Employers' Association

NZTE Business Capability Vouchers

OSEA is registered to accept New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Business Capability Vouchers.

The NZTE Capability Voucher co-funding helps enterprises to access business training and coaching services, by providing them with up to a 50% subsidy towards the service cost (capped at $5,000 per annum to 30 June).

NZTE Business Capability Vouchers are available through the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network  Regional Business Partner will assess local enterprises to determine what their needs are, and assist them with a plan to help them develop, grow and innovate.


Our Training Partners

We manage and deliver training programmes on behalf of the Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ) and Export New Zealand in Otago and Southland; and, in conjunction with Enterprise Dunedin and the Otago Chamber of Commerce, are the Regional Business Partner in Otago and Central Otago for Business Mentors New Zealand, Callaghan Innovation and NZTE capability development vouchers. This enables our team to move between brands to deliver the most applicable service to each individual member.


Public Training Calendar

We offer a full calendar of public training programmes and workshops designed to provide businesses, managers, leaders, individuals and teams with the skills to achieve their business and life goals, develop personal skills and improve performance, productivity and effectiveness. The advantages of attending public programmes are that participants learn from our experienced facilitators as well as other course participants. Participants may complete different programmes at different levels, depending on their own level of experience.


Who Can Attend?

Our members have access to all our business training programmes and workshops at special member rates. The wider business community can also attend at the non-member rate.


In-house and Customised Training

All our public training programmes can be delivered in-house exclusively for your team when you need it. This offers you the flexibility, impact, confidentiality and expertise when, where and the way you need it, which maximizes your time and budget. We can also tailor a programme to your organisation's specific needs to address specific challenges and empower your staff. If the training you require is not listed, let us know and we can design, develop and deliver customised training solutions to meet your unique business needs.

"I found this course to be enormously beneficial for my role as a Project Manager at an Airport. The tools and principles taught covered the fundamentals with plenty of detail. I highly recommend this course to increase efficiency and reduce the costs of projects within a business" - Project Management Fundamentals

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Make the most of our extensive training and development tools to help your business succeed.

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Training Courses

Our comprehensive calendar of public training programmes is available to OSEA members and non-member organisations.

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Customised Programmes

We can deliver any of our courses at your workplace, or tailor a programme to meet your needs.

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Professional Development

Improve performance, productivity and effectiveness with professional development for your people.

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Business Mentoring

Our specialist staff and business mentor partners can assist your business to grow and succeed.

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