Stratcom Security is the trading name of Training Systems and Solutions Limited. It is a New Zealand owned and operated Private Training Establishment registered by NZQA under the Education Act 1989.
Stratcom Security provides training for people interested in gaining credits towards qualifications for the Security and Hospitality industries.
We also offer a micro-credentials providing shorter, more specialised courses.
We do not run a training centre, instead we take blended learning courses to our trainees at places and times that suit them. Our trainees have relationships with a number of organisations to maintain the quality of our training and assessment and to provide for proper recognition of trainees’ achievements.
Education and accreditation bodies
- New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
NZQA is responsible for registering non-university qualifications and tertiary training providers. It manages the quality of New Zealand qualifications and micro-credential courses that we deliver. We report each trainee’s credit completions directly to NZQA where they are recorded on the trainee’s Record of Achievement.
NZQA also monitors the provision of pastoral care for trainees
- Stratcom Security is a Category One Provider
NZQA assesses the standard of education for tertiary education organisations through a regular system of external evaluation and review (EER).
EER, holds tertiary education organisations accountable to their students, employers, funders, quality assurance bodies and other interested parties.
In our most EER audit report (January 2022) Stratcom Security has been placed in Category One, the highest quality provider category. This means NZQA is highly confident in Stratcom Security’s educational performance and our ability in self-assessment.
- Pastoral Care of Trainees
Domestic tertiary students enrolled with a NZQA-registered private training establishment (PTE) are covered by the New Zealand Government’s Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021.
Stratcom Security. We provide for the following:
Outcome 1 – Learner well-being and safety system
Outcome 2 – Learner voice – invite feedback and provide for complaint resolution
Outcome 3 – Safe, inclusive supportive and accessible physical and digital learning environments for learners.
Outcome 4 – Promotion of learner wellbeing and safety
You can read more details of the Code.
- Workforce Development Councils (WDCs)
Six WDCs were established in 2021 to represent all industries in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
WDCs will set standards, develop qualifications and help shape the curriculum of vocational education. Their goal is provide vocational education graduates who are ready for work and to address the future skills needs of their industry by developing vocational education and training to meet their sectors’ needs.
The Ringa Hora (Services) WDC manages the Security unit standards assessed by Stratcom Security. ‘Ringa’ are ‘hands’, and ‘hora’ means ‘spread out’, and in this case, the hands are facing upwards. ‘Ringa hora’, upturned, outspread hands symbolise ‘manaakitanga’, ’ hospitality’, ’ service’. This value is central to the whole Services industry.
The Toitū te Wairoa (Community, Health, Education, and Social Services) WDC manages the first aid standards we deliver.
NZQA manages the Core Generic standards we deliver..
- The Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA)
The PSPLA is in the Ministry of Justice and issues licences and certificates of approval (COA) to people working in the security industry and keeps a register of all holders.
Trainees who have completed the training required for a COA or a Security Consultant Licence, and who meet the PSPLA’s other requirements, apply directly to the PSPLA to have their licences issued.
- The New Zealand Security Association (NZSA)
The NZSA represents the majority of organisations operating in the security industry. Its work includes ensuring that industry training is fit for purpose and meets industry needs, and promoting industry best practice through standards, codes of practice and industry guidelines.
- Training and assessment
Stratcom Security has policies and procedures to ensure that our training is relevant and fit for purpose and that our assessment is fair. These policies and procedures are part of our Quality Management System and are available to enrolled students on request.
- Trainees who are on student or work visas
In general, we do not offer training courses to trainees who are on student or work visas because we are not a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2019. However, we may enrol trainees who are on student or work visas for some work-related courses that are required and paid for by the trainee’s employer and are no longer than 10 days. See New Zealand Gazette notice GO5290 (2h)
We offer several micro-credentials targeted to specific areas of work. Micro-credentials are stand-alone education credits, recognised by NZQA, that certify the achievement of a specific set of skills and knowledge required by industry, professional associations, iwi, or the community. They enable education providers to be more agile in the way they respond to emerging demand for skills.