We are Skills Consulting Group

The experts in developing people in the workplace.

Who we are

​We are a full-service international consultancy – working with businesses, industry bodies and governmental agencies from all over the globe.

We have almost 30 years’ experience in workplace capability, and it’s that expertise – and our commitment to work closely with each client every step of the way – that has made us leaders in our field. We help our clients navigate exactly what they need (and what they don’t) and then work with them from initial development right through to implementation. With a tailored solution that’s designed to hit the mark.

We know that the best workplaces recognise that productivity and the wellbeing of people go hand-in-hand. People need to feel cared for and connected to their work – because it’s by unlocking the potential in people that we drive business growth. So with every solution, we make sure that people and their wellbeing are always at the very centre.

And that’s what makes us different.

Our Story

We started out in 1992, working with New Zealand industries developing standards and qualifications that helped businesses build success by upskilling their people.

We did that and we did it well.

So well that Skills became NZ’s largest Industry Training Organisation (ITO), with 25,000 learners, 12,000 apprentices and working with over 5,500 employers.

As we grew, we then brought IMNZ, CDL and Instep into the fold – all businesses expert in workplace capability, learning & development and employee wellbeing – and we became more than just an ITO. We became a full-service consultancy.

We became Skills Consulting Group.








Meet our people

Our people are a diverse and talented group with expertise across a multitude of areas within workplace capability, people development and education consultancy.

We have experience working across both the New Zealand marketplace and internationally.

Our skill, our knowledge, our unique understanding of education consulting and capability building – as well as how to get the very best from your people by focusing on their wellbeing – means Skills Consulting Group is the team to call when you need hands-on assistance with building and upskilling your workforce.


Our Brands

Want us to help you help your people grow? Our stable of brands and our industry expertise will help you build the productivity and welbeing of your people – and take your business to the next level.

For over 25 years, Skills has been helping grow the next generation of tradies and professionals. They work within industries to give their people, and employers, the right training at the right time.

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IMNZ has been empowering emerging leaders for over 70 years with the know-how to manage, inspire and motivate others to give businesses the best chance of success.

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CDL Insight Consulting (CDL) helps businesses build a more resilient workforce, which is increasingly important in today’s era of constant and rapid transformation.

They provide specialist outplacement and career transition services designed to build confidence in individuals, at the same time as leading the business through complex periods of change.

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Instep is passionately focused on people and their wellbeing. They improve business performance by designing health, wellbeing and support solutions specifically tailored to the individual workplace.

They have a caring and personable brand of EAP support that reflects the warmth of their organisation, as well as a willingness to work creatively to keep their members and employees safe and healthy.

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​For over 50 years David Forman has been a leading provider of business training in Australasia.

Their heritage is in sales development however they are also trusted to design and deliver effective solutions in all areas of sales, customer experience and leadership development. Focusing on behaviour change, they are able to ensure that their clients develop better outcomes and results.

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e-tec delivers high quality training and assessments to over 1,000 trainees each year through electrotechnology and telecommunications short courses, blended learning programmes and customised commercial contracts.

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