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City & Guilds has a rich history across the Pacific. For over 30 years, we have been unleashing talent in the region.

Our focus today is the same as it has always been; to address and support the current skills gap in vocational education within our region.

Our offering across the Pacific aims to address the current skills gap in vocational education, by aiding governments, education providers and training centres to offer effective training across a range of sectors.

To address these challenges, City & Guilds offers a wide portfolio of world class skills development solutions specifically developed with the employer, student and training provider in mind. Our qualifications are widely accepted by employers around the world. 


Our international offer that serves local needs

As workplaces evolve, so do we. That’s why City & Guilds sets the standard for skills that transform lives, industries and economies.

Our extensive offering within qualifications, accreditation, consultancy and credentialing provides the skills needed to help individuals and organisations to develop their talents and abilities for career progression.


Our qualifications are designed to meet the needs of our customers in the Pacific while maintaining an international standard. Our international qualifications are widely accepted by employers around the world.

Our qualifications are available to learners ranging from new entrants to the job market, to experienced employees wishing to acquire new skills.

Explore the range of qualifications available in your region.

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Training recognition - assured

We also offer recognition of existing in-house training. City & Guilds and ILM Assured provides our quality stamp against your in-house training, by assessing it against our quality standard.

Through gaining Assured status you will be able to upskill your teams, drive staff engagement and retention and gain a competitive advantage in the market place through your commitment.

The service adds value to any type of training, whatever the content, format or length because we recognise face-to-face, e-learning, assessed and non-assessed programmes. We also recognise training in local language.

Assured also include digital credentials, provided by digitalme. The most innovative and effective way to recognise and share an online portfolio of growing skills.

Assured is a valuable business improvement tool, showing you how to take your training from good to great.

Find out more information about our Assured service or contact us on email:


Our consultancy services will ensure that your training needs are covered from a-z. Our team of consultants have worked with organisations in every field from around the world and they bring with them the expertise to help your business harness the talent of its staff – both current and future.

Using our expertise in skills development, training, delivery and capacity building we will work with you and your teams to review your people plan and talent pipeline and develop a careers road map.

  1. Customised program
  2. Embedding government education policy in your business
  3. Review your current training provision, capacity, mapping and skills gap analysis
  4. Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies


We have extensive global experience in providing solutions to assist clients in terms of technical advice. This includes working with industry and governments to provide solutions in addressing national skills strategies or specialised industry needs. What's more, if you are looking for a tailored solution such as additional qualifications or accrediting your own training, we can support with this as well.

Launching a global benchmark

The Global Hospitality Certification, by City & Guilds, is a brand new global skills framework for the hospitality industry. Created in partnership with Worldchefs and employers, it is the first and only professional skills framework in the world. It has been co-designed with industry professionals to recognise the skills and experience of those working in hospitality.

The Certification sets a global benchmark for job roles across:

  • culinary
  • food and beverage
  • front of house
  • housekeeping.

The benchmark is quality assured by City & Guilds, building on over 140 years of experience and expertise in designing standards and assessing workplace competencies in the hospitality industry.

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ILM provides leadership and management qualifications as well as recognition programmes for training providers and employers. Our customers span all industries and sectors – from small business to governments worldwide.

Our suite of products and services is designed to develop managers and leaders, enabling them to improve staff productivity and drive business performance. Within this suite you will find flexible leadership and management qualifications, recognition for in-house training, approval for training centres, and full guidance and support services.

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Why work with City & Guilds?

  • We offer qualifications that meet a global standard
  • We set up our qualifications portfolio to match local needs
  • We have 140 years of global experience in vocational education
  • We provide an online support and resource tool portal, smartscreen, which allows training Centres to access qualification-specific lesson plans, handouts, videos, exercises and presentations

Why work with City & Guilds?

The City & Guilds story


Our case studies

We are proud of our inspiring case studies from the Pacific region.

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Our proud history in the Pacific

City & Guilds began working in the Pacific area over 30 years ago, developing catering training initiatives for the New Zealand Army and later working with Government Training Institutes across New Zealand. In 2012, we established our first Pacific office in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Since then, we have expanded throughout the region and now offer a range of industry recognised qualifications.

  • Australia
  • Cook Islands
  • New Zealand

Learn more about our work in other regions

  • Africa – including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • ASEAN and Greater China – including Brunei Darussalam, Burma, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Caribbean and the Americas – including Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands.
  • India and Nepal
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE.
  • South Asia – including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

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Our office in the region

New Zealand

Suite 107, Level One
21 Browning Street 
Napier 4110
New Zealand

T: +64 (0) 6 280 5291 

Build your talent from within through your in-house programmes and our quality standard

Find out more information about our Assured recognition service >


Our sister company ILM has a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications and programmes. Visit the ILM website for more information.


Our people and technology are driving the adoption of digital credentials, to close the gap between the skills employers need and the skills they can see. Visit the digitalme website for more information.

2016-2017 City & Guilds Centre for Excellence winners

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