Forces & Security

Looking to join the New Zealand army? Do you see yourself in a Forces and Security career or even as a security professional in Whangārei?

We can help you broaden your skill sets and qualifications, so you can go on and have a successful career in special forces, security, and even law enforcement.

People Potential offers a range of Forces and Security qualifications for different levels of abilities and skills. Our knowledge-based programmes are all about getting you to improve your training readiness.

Check out the following pages to find out more about what each course can offer you:

Forces & Sport

Is a career in the New Zealand Army, Navy, Air Force or Police in your horizon? Make it happen! Take the first step with us!


Want a career in NZ security? A security role requires a certificate of approval (COA). Earn your COA plus solid security skills and knowledge to jumpstart your career!

Fitting the Bill

Does a career in the New Zealand Police appeal to you? It is in fact a dream for many, and you can make that step towards your law enforcement goals through our fee-paying course that is worth signing up for!

Fitting the Bill Night Course

Make your goal of joining the New Zealand Police possible. Our night course gives you the option to have your training readiness fit around your day job schedule. This programme is a fee-paying night course for people who want to pursue a career in the New Zealand Police.

  • These programmes are open to all people aged 16 years and over and have left school.
  • You need to be eligible to study in New Zealand
  • Participants need to have a desire to gain qualifications in the relevant industry and progress to higher-level training or employment.
  • You will also need to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills to study at the relevant programme level and this will be assessed during the selection interview process. The selection interview process is completed to ensure the best possible chance of student success.
  • For programmes at Level 3 or below a Literacy & Numeracy test is required.

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