Training Method & Rates

Training Method:

Training can take place either at the client's workplace or if the client prefers and there are 3 or more trainees, at Taranaki Chamber of Commerce's conference room (an additional fee is applicable for the hire of the room).

Clients use their own PC laptops/ computers (check first if using a Mac) and Excel or Word software. (Tablets/iPads and Excel/Word apps. are not suitable)

My training method rests on the following principles:

  • An initial free visit to the client to establish the needs of the trainees/business.

  • Determine the skill level of the trainees.

  • Develop a training program.

  • Introduce and explain each topic with the aid of summary notes and relevant examples.

  • Allow for hands-on practice of the skills using authentic examples.

  • The training takes place in an active workshop context with interaction and questions encouraged.

  • Apply the skills learned to the business’s context.

  • Throughout the process, careful monitoring and feedback is used to reinforce the learning.

  • Follow-up email support for a specific time after training allows for consolidation of skills learned to be applied in new situations.


  • The basic rate for one trainee is $85 per hour (plus GST) which includes initial free assessment, design of course, summary notes and four weeks email support.

  • Group rates for three or more trainees available on request.