Business training
that’s better for business

Business South Inc 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.


Management Capability Development Fund Voucher

Small 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 could receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

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


Management Capability Development Fund Voucher

Business South Inc is registered to accept Management Capability Development Fund Vouchers.

The 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.

Management Capability Development Fund Vouchers are available through the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Growth Advisors.

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owners to grow and innovate their businesses.

for more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher fund or to find your local Growth Advisor to to RBP website 

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.

Partnering with NZPPA 

Making sure payroll is healthy and fit for purpose is the key to managing one of the highest costs of business.

NZPPA offer Health Checks and Payroll Pulse to avoid the risks of getting it wrong, including:

• Cost such as underpayment of employees, fines and potential court action

• The loss of confidence and trust between employees and the business

• Negative perception by external stakeholders’ because of poor payroll practices.

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

Providing a helping hand by matching specialist expertise with the needs of businesses across the region.

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