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Why Choose Us

Our Student Successes

Nathan Bishop - IT Technical Support Level 5    
I’ve always had a passion for computers and their functions and a lot of what I already know has been self-taught.  I decided to gain the qualifications I needed to support my skills in hopes to gain employment within the IT industry.  I chose to study at People Potential because of the International IT standards and certifications they offer.
Through gaining my Diploma in IT Technical Support Level 5, I was able to successfully secure a position in the IT field.  My plan from here is to gain experience within the industry and further my education and to eventually build my way to the top. 
With the qualifications I have gained through People Potential, my goal of reaching the top in the IT industry is realistic and obtainable.  I encourage everyone to use their time wisely, as time waits for no one.  Use the resources that People Potential provide and learn as much as you can while you can.  The staff are fantastic and help and support you every step of the way.

Karl Birss - SAC Forces
I worked for four years at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre but wanted to go further so I contacted People Potential.  I had heard positive feedback about their relationship with the Defence Force which was one of the main reasons I chose to study there.  While on the programme I have been able to add more qualifications to my CV which has helped me apply for a wider range of jobs, I was also fortunate enough to be selected to go on Outward Bound which was life changing experience and all because of People Potential.
Having more skills and experience has helped me to secure an interview for a position as a customs officer at Auckland International Airport and although I didn’t get the job the experience was really valuable and I have now secured a job with the Auckland Council, working in South Auckland.
The tutors at People Potential know their stuff.  Show them respect and they’ll show you the way.

Tumanako Phillips - NCEA - Dargaville
I chose to study at People Potential because my older brother was a student and I watched how much he had enjoyed it, this was something I really wanted to be a part of.
While studying at People Potential I was able to achieve the National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 1 and Level 2.  I also had the opportunity to gain my learners licence and now have more confidence in myself.  People Potential has given me direction and now have a goal and future plan, eventually I would like to either open up my own business or become a partner with my sister in her business.
For any future students that would like to join People Potential, it is an awesome place to learn, achieve and gain qualifications.  You should definitely give it a go!

Performance Results

Check out the awesome results our students achieved in 2017!

      • 79% of our learners achieved a qualification at Levels 1 – 6
      • 88% of learners studying programmes at Level 1 – 3 showed an improvement in literacy and numeracy skills
      • 320 of our learners passed their driving licence – 219 learner licences, 86 restricted licences and 15 full licences
      • 81% of our learners moved on to a positive destination after leaving People Potential
        • 401 of those learners gained employment
        • 198 of those learners progressed to higher level study

NZQA External Evaluation and Review

People Potential was one of the first tertiary education providers in New Zealand to participate in the EER process created by NZQA and was awarded the highest rating of being a Category 1 provider – Highly confident in educational performance and Highly confident in capability in self-assessment. This process is designed to provide learners with confidence that the education they receive at People Potential is of a high standard and NZQA confirms the effectiveness of this at a national level.

To view the whole document created by NZQA click here.

NZQA Best Practice Case Study

As a result of the external evaluation and review conducted by NZQA, the team was asked to contribute to a case study formed by NZQA and Ako Aotearoa where interviews were conducted on effective practices implemented throughout the organisation for self-assessment which were published for providers at a national level.

To view the full report created by NZQA & Ako Aoteaoa click here.

ITENZ & Quality Commission

People Potential is a member of the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand, a national organisation representing over 187 private tertiary institutions in New Zealand.  People Potential has been awarded Provider of the Year each time it has applied from 2003 – 2011.  Bronwyn Ronayne (CEO) and Andrea Ross (Managing Director) have been also been recognised for their outstanding work in the industry by ITENZ.  Bronwyn achieved her Bachelor of Applied Management in 2016 and received the ITENZ Margaret Yates Scholarship which supports people undertaking academic projects, undergraduate or postgraduate study, or advancing areas of expertise to further their professional development.  Andrea was awarded the ITENZ Leadership Award, which recognises people that have excelled in performance, participation and achievements.

Sandra McKersey (People Potential Chairperson) was one of the founding members of the Quality Commission, set up in 2005. The Commission is an independent body that provides a complaints resolution service for students - a free and easily accessible service that respects the rights of the student and the provider.  Providers belonging to the scheme set themselves apart from other providers, demonstrating they offer a quality training experience. The QC brand is the mark of a mature and responsible provider.