Practical skills that get results now

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Kia ora and welcome to the Barbican Training Centre

The Barbican Training Centre is a leading provider of training programmes and advisory services to small and medium enterprises, not-for-profit and indigenous organisations, and individuals in New Zealand and the Pacific region.

We provide high quality, face-to- face training programmes. You will gain practical skills and knowledge in a friendly and social atmosphere. Whether you are looking to boost your business skills, fast track your career, or learn new life skills, we will encourage and help you build confidence so you can better achieve your goals. You will engage in fresh thinking, gain new skills, make new friends and build networks while keeping your income coming in. You can also gain a recognised NZQA qualification with many of our programmes.

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Just thinking about it but don't know where to start?

Got an idea about what you want to do, but not quite sure what needs doing?  

Just started, but not really sure if you're doing things right.

Grow your


Been in business for a while, and you want to grow your business.


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Don't know the difference between a flash drive and a hard drive?  Want to build confidence and then improve?

Got some idea, but want to know how to do things better 


Get ahead with
your money

There's a saying that money talks, but does yours just say "Goodbye!"

Ever wondered how you can get ahead.  Come join our friendly, smart money programmes and learn how to make your money say, "I'm back and I've brought some friends to stay!"

Why choose the Barbican Training Centre?

  • >  We deliver practical courses that will help you and your business
  • >  We only use experienced, qualified tutors and facilitators
  • >  We use external experts on a wide variety of topics
  • > Yes, you will learn some theory, but more importantly, how that theory applies to you and your business 
  • >  We have many years business experience both in New Zealand and internationally

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What our clients say
about us

I am so impressed with
the professional and encouraging
way the class was run and the
resources supplied. Well done.
Thank you.
Mark Brown

The programme made me think about how my mortgage was structured.  I have now started up a savings account and am on the right financial track. Lynn Bell

I enjoyed the practical aspects and ability to work on issues in my own business.  I loved the one-on-one mentoring sessions, the feedback sessions in class and outside presenters. Catrin Jacksties, One Smile magazine

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Our purpose

Learning for a better future
Providing practical and relevant training programmes

Our values

We do it together
It's all about teamwork
We all win Mutually beneficial relationships
We answer to each other We do what is fair and right



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Get in touch

t: +64 3 547 6138

f: +64 3 544 9810