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WILSS is a charitable trust delivering a range of programmes to enhance personal development and help build better leaders in the community, the volunteer sector and the workplace.

BREAKING NEWS - Enrolments are now open for our New Zealand Certificate programmes in sport coaching and business first line management. Click on "NZQA Programmes" above for more information


Since 1989 we have built a reputation for providing a supportive learning environment, first class facilitators and industry contacts across New Zealand. We have strong relationships with key organisations, ensuring our participants benefit from industry experience, practical skill application and the development of employment networks.

Our organisation is registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and our certificates are nationally recognised. 

WILSS has active working partnerships with the University of Waikato, Sport Waikato, Skills Active, NZQA and other leading industry groups.

We advocate a practical teaching approach that builds on participants skills.

Programmes are rewarding, practical and immediately applicable to real life and can lead to paid positions, further study and/or training and personal development.

We are in our 32nd year of operating and we feel very proud to be still providing volunteer and leadership education to the changing communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Why WILSS?

We offer:

  • NZQA-accredited courses
  • Motivational, practical programmes
  • A teaching style that builds on the participants own experiences
  • Expert facilitators who are working as practitioners in their industries
  • Direct pathways into industry employment

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