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At Capital Training we believe all learners from all walks of life have the potential to succeed and learn. That's why we're here to make sure that happens!

1000
Learners
83
Course Completions
70
Qualification Completions
7
Campuses

Based on 2021 end of year results

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“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.”

Dalai Lama

About Us

Want to know more about us? You've come to the right place, this is our story! Capital Training is a New Zealand lower North Island-based, NZQA accredited, private training establishment (PTE) offering a wide spectrum of free courses and qualifications to prepare people for the modern workplace.

Working within our mission statement “Building on strengths, achieving goals and developing skills for life”, we offer learners the opportunity to build their confidence and credentials for employment and further study, enabling the development of practical employment skills while building a record of learning achievement through national qualifications.

We have training centres in Thorndon Quay, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Paraparaumu, and Waipukurau, as well as providing in-work training nationwide.

We are quality assured by NZQA – our latest External Evaluation Report can be found here: View Report Here!

At Capital Training We Believe That:

  • Everybody who wants to build their skills and autonomy deserves a second chance at learning and education.
  • Everybody can learn and achieve with the right support.
  • Literacy and numeracy are fundamental to learning.
  • Training is best delivered by tailoring it to the individual through an individual learning plan and regular plan and review occurring between tutor and learner.
  • Our role is to progressively teach our learners how to independently manage learning, planning and goal setting.
  • Good learning material draws on the lived experience of our learners wherever possible.

At Capital Training we pride ourselves on providing each learner with an experience that meets their individual needs. If you have special requirements, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism, aspergers, dyspraxia, or physical difficulties, we have staff that can help you to achieve your goals, and resources that are tailored to your learning needs.

The Beautiful Thing About Learning

is that no one can take it away from you. ~ BB King

Our Values

At Capital Training we believe all learners have the potential to succeed.

We Put People First
We respect and care for one another, are supportive, positive and encouraging.
We Communicate To Build Open, Honest Relationships
We value each other opinions and speak positively and constructively with one another.
We Pursue Growth And Learning
We try new things, reflect on learning progress, share experiences, celebrate success, and embrace change. We go the extra mile for all our learners!
We Build A Positive Team And Family Spirit
We understand that we are stronger together. We are inclusive, kind, encourage camaraderie and try to keep a sense of humour.

View our Education Code of Practice Strategy and Self-Review

Meet Our Team

At Capital Training we are fortunate to have a dedicated team that works holistically with each learner. Our team has a wide variety of skills and we work together to help our learners achieve their goals and aspirations.

Mike Kelleher

Mike Kelleher

Managing Director
Lucy Kelleher

Lucy Kelleher

Head of HR
Tony Lovrich

Tony Lovrich

Infrastructure & IT Manager
Tyler Robbins

Tyler Robbins

Academic & Quality Manager
Andrea Tindle

Andrea Tindle

Employment Manager
Amber-Shaw

Amber Shaw

NZSL Tutor
Ben Caldwell

Ben Caldwell

Tutor @ Porirua Centre
Beverley Kata

Beverley Kata

Tutor @ Kapiti Centre
Blair McEwen

Blair McEwen

Employment Tutor
Bruce Ridley

Bruce Ridley

Team Leader @ Upper Hutt Centre
Cam Campbell

Cam Campbell

BCATS Tutor
Charlotte Curtis

Charlotte Curtis

STAR/ILN Tutor
Dean Licul

Dean Licul

WLN Tutor
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Deborah Pope

ILN Tutor @ Kapiti Centre
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Elizabeth Simpson

Team Leader @ Kapiti Centre
Felicia Leung

Felicia Leung

Quality Assurance Coordinator
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Georgia Pere-Te Atua

Pastoral Care/Whanau Engagement @ Waipukurau Centre
Grace Gillard

Grace Gillard

H.P.R. Employment Tutor
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Haines van der Merwe

Team Leader @ Lower Hutt Centre
Hayley Cheesman

Hayley Hinton

Tutor @ Upper Hutt Centre
Jane Eom

Jane Eom

Moderator
Jem Hewett

Jem Hewett

Client Coordinator
Jessica Britton

Jessica Britton

Hospitality Tutor @ Kapiti centre
Julia Ryan

Julia Gray

Business Solutions Consultant
Kalpana Modu

Kalpana Mody

Receptionist/Administrator @ Thorndon Quay Centre
KatieFozard

Katie Fozard

Tutor @ Thorndon Quay Centre
Laupisi Siatulau Frost

Laupisi Siatulau Frost

Programme Lead - Services Industries
Mary-Ellen Mik

Mary-Ellen Mik-Dekker

Tertiary Education Manager
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Melissa Cunningham

Learner Coordinator @ Porirua Centre
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Natasha Bouwer

Learning Coordinator @ Upper Hutt Centre
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Penny Barker

Learner Coordinator @ Lower Hutt centre
Rachelle de la Torre-Hemady

Rachelle de la Torre-Hemady

Tutor @ Lower Hutt Centre
Rachel Rofe

Rachel Rofe

YG/STAR Tutor @ Thorndon Quay Centre
Rebecca Stringfellow

Rebecca Stringfellow

Learner Coordinator @ Kapiti Centre
Roger Haenga

Roger Haenga

Kaiako / Cultural Advisor
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Ruth Asiata

Team Leader @ Porirua Centre
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Sonny Raheke

Campus Manager @ Waipukurau Centre
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Stephenjohn Holgate

Team Leader @ Wellington Centre
TaylahLewis

Taylah Lewis

Tutor/Kaimahi @ Waipukurau Centre
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Tyla Scott

Tutor @ Waipukurau Centre
Vladimir Zdravkovic

Vladimir Zdravković

Tutor @ Thorndon Quay Centre

What People Said!

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Concentrix

Employer

“Capital Training has been a crucial source of high-quality candidates during peak recruitment periods. Barb has listened to our requirements and only referred candidates with the specific skills and qualities tailored to suit our particular needs. I would highly recommend using the support of Capital Training to hire top quality customer service professionals.”

Aiden

Aiden

Student

“Level 2, the entry level for a new future for me; started at the middle of 2015, with comforting tutors Tom, Vladimir, Rodney and Pete surrounding me. Finishing assessments and earning credits brings the future closer. It only took half a year to finish a level that would take a year in school! Do you want to know the place to be? Well, its Capital Training!”

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Taane

Student

“I like it here at Capital Training, it’s all about furthering yourself and your skill set while being surrounded by a great culture. The staff really help you with your computer skills so you can find a better job at the end of it.”

Tee

Tee

Student

“When I first started the NCES level 1 qualification, I didn’t really know anyone and was completely focused on achieving level 1. The longer I stayed, the more I improved. I now have my qualification and am continuing on with my study to get my level 2 and 3 qualifications.”

Albion

Albion

Student

“I wasn’t good at learning in the bigger groups. Capital Training had a more welcoming environment, it was so much more comfortable. The tutors have been really nice – they make you feel safe, they’re really understanding and encouraging, and they’re there for you when you want to talk. The students are really kind too. We’re one big family – we all support each other.”

Taya

Taya

Student

“I don’t know what to say, I have learnt a lot. The tutors and work experience staff are all really friendly. The work is quite interesting as well. Usually, assessments kind of suck, but not these ones. I am really enjoying myself here.”

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PAKńSAVE Lower Hutt

Employer

“Found dealing with you very pleasant, I like that you are honest and tell me straight up what strength and weakness you have found in the candidates you supply me. This has been very helpful as when taking on the candidate we are prepared and have no surprises.”

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Stephenson Thorner Limited

Employer

“The whole process of recruiting our receptionist through Capital Training was straightforward and trouble free.  Mike has initiative and drive, and is a pleasure to work with.  He is a valued member of our team.”

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PAKńSAVE Kilbirnie

Employer

“Using Capital Training for our recruitment has been an absolute win for us.  Not only have we had some outstanding new staff, we have a business relationship that makes the process extremely straight forward. Barb and her team are truly committed to sourcing the right type of individuals that fit our organisation and provide support to the candidates to make sure that they are fully prepared on their first day.  We now focus our recruitment through Capital Training.”

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Lifetime Group Ltd

Employer

“I found the recruitment process very straight-forward, communication between us and Capital Training was very timely and it was helpful to have the initial screening process done for us. The candidates that were put forward were well prepared for the interview and entering the workforce. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Capital Training again.”