Developing sustainable industry training systems in NZ and around the world
Agriculture Services Ltd (ASL) is our subsidiary business that specialises in industry training solutions, workplace productivity, capacity building and agribusiness consultancy.
The majority of ASL business has a commercial project focus and complements Primary ITO’s organisational goals and objectives. Operating within New Zealand and internationally, ASL is focused on increasing primary industry growth and prosperity. Commercial returns from business activities are re-invested in New Zealand for the benefit of our primary industries.
ASL business operations include project management and consultancy assignments across a range of clients such as industry good organisations, central and local government, agribusiness companies and industry participants. We have an international business portfolio focused on customised industry training solutions and agribusiness projects in both commercial and foreign aid settings. This commercial business focus, flexibility and responsive approach ensures we can deliver the absolute best training solutions for our business customers both in New Zealand and abroad.
We work with industry and individual businesses to design and develop training programmes that meet their industry and business outcomes. These outcomes can be achieved through New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NQF) unit standards and qualifications or linked directly to their industry and business needs. We are proud of the tailored, customised service we offer our customers.
Our consultation process incorporates:
Bringing together good educational practice with the practicalities of the workplace means we can design a range of supporting resources for your business.
These resources may include:
A range of options can be designed and customised to meet the context and level of those undertaking the training programme.
Our training delivery includes:
The training delivery can be directly matched to your business needs and desired outcomes. Assessments can be designed to take into account the realities of workplace performance using naturally occurring evidence in the workplace rather than artificial “exam” approach. Expertise can be sourced when staff and managers don’t possess the skills and knowledge required. Additionally, a range of quality assurance activities can be designed to implement, record and report on the effectiveness of the learning and assessment outcomes.
We believe that correctly designed and implemented training will have an economic impact that results from permanent change behaviour. This economic value added is often not measured and low value training can continue to be delivered while high quality high value training is ignored. The valuation process is based on understanding how and where the value is added as well as calculating the economic return.
By applying a valuation process to training the following outcomes can occur:
Vocational education delivered by more than one provider to the same standard needs a framework to ensure: