ABOUT US

LEARNPLUS™ is an innovative training provider offering training virtually anywhere.  We’ve been deemed in the highest category of every requirement by NZQA. We are a Category One Provider.
Review our latest NZQA Evaluation Report.

We are a small, finely tuned team of professionals, who are passionate about the personal development of our learners and offer educational excellence rather than packaged blocks of standard training. Where possible your assessments will be based on naturally occurring workplace activities.

We work with you so you can complete your training and assessments in the way that fits best into your lifestyle. We can train, coach and assess you in any place, at any stage of your career and in ways that blend with your everyday work practices.  We make learning work your way in your world.

We’ve taken our experiences from different countries and different fields and with a lot of hard work we’ve created learning options that can blend well with the work you currently do. 

LEARNPLUS™ incorporates the best practices of adult learning and transforms routine training into fun, engaging, powerful learning sessions.  Participants can enrol in a course or a whole qualification. 

Training courses can be aligned with NZQA qualifications or standalone programmes.

With years of experience in adult education, business, and human resource management gained in corporate, academic and industry environments the team at LEARNPLUScan devise down to earth, practical, common sense solutions.

We’ve even been recognised for our innovation! Click Here and Here to see how.

*Modules are continually being developed and uploaded so if you do not see what you want please contact us.

Helen McPhun

Director, Learning and Evaluation Specialist

Known for her creative and energetic style Helen brings her topics to life using an interactive and relaxed style. Helen has been teaching adult education and management development programmes since 1985 in both New Zealand and Canada.  In addition to a Masters in Technology and Learning, a B.Ed in Adult Education Helen has studied business management at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and has qualifications in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Queens University in Canada. She is also internationally certified as a return on investment specialist for HR and training interventions. 

Read Helen’s recent articles Here.

Roger Stephenson

Director, Registrar, IT and Technical Expert

Roger provides technical support and subject matter expertise in specialist areas. With his knowledge and experience along with links to most major industries Roger provides LEARNPLUS™  with an avenue to current knowledge, trends and practices across many industries. Roger’s responsibilities include enrolment and processing of learner results as well as website, LMS, IT support and accounting.

Nidhika

Assessor and Instructional Designer

Nidhika joined LEARNPLUS in December 2016 as a part time assessor and instructional designer.  Originally from India, Nidhika has qualifications in Adult Education and Training, Master of Commerce (Honours in Financial Accounting, Banking and Insurance), Batchelor of Education (Commerce and Economics).  Her expertise in several educational environments is a real asset to her role

Kate Broughton

Learning & Development Assistant

Combining her experience as an adult educator, scientific editor and writer Kate brings a keen eye for detail and fit-for-purpose documentation. Kate prepares modules for online and face-to-face workshops. Using current research she develops learning resources to support the learning experience.  As well, she completes assessment and moderation tasks.

Jo Kirk

Jo is the specialist in the LEARNPLUS methamphetamine certification programme.  She has extensive experience in both the practical side of the testing and also industry consulting related to the regulations of the methamphetamine industry and the impacts on property and people.  In July 2018 Jo successfully worked with ESR to obtain the necessary validation for the CHECK4METH screening kits.  These meet criteria for acceptance of reliably detecting methamphetamine present on common household surfaces at a recoverable level of 1.5 ug/100cm2 under NZS 8510:2017.  This is a first for New Zealand.

TESTIMONIALS 

We get unsolicited feedback all the time.  Here are a few extracts:

 

Nov-16 from Fonterra: “I want you to know how much we value your contribution to the management programme and I had nothing but highly positive feedback from the learners about their time spent with you in the workshops and your constructive feedback during the assessment process.”

Jun-17 KIwibank: “Really enjoyed the course and left buzzing with energy to apply what I had learned.”

Jun-17 Fonterra: “Outstanding work today – you blew them away. Eight of them have come to me today praising you and the session!”

Dec-17 IVS:  “Thank you so much for facilitating the course on Saturday.  A general consensus from all the team is that they got some real benefit from the workshop and your teaching style was refreshing and fantastic.”

Nov-18 Te Rau Matatini: “Te Rau Matatini really appreciate the work you do for us.  Thank you so much.  The feedback from the whanau has been awesome!!”

Nov-18 YMCA Central:  “Thank you so much for the training.  I have had absolutely incredible feedback and it sounded really engaging.”

Mar-19 Ptesting Services: “YOu have been more than helpful, above and beyond, understanding, encouraging and 150% supportive”.

Jul-19 NZDF:  “I am enjoying the frequency of work.  The two week chunks of work is steady enough to keep me engaged but far enough apart to ensure that it doesn’t come at a cost of work and home life.”