Essential Skills is a new entry level programme establishing new benchmarks for crews to improve safety. The Essential Skills programme has been developed specifically to support the construction and infrastructure industry, to see core skills of Tier 1 level staff increase and pass rates of Tier 1 ConstructSafe increase across the industry. The programme has been designed in consultation with businesses from across the construction industry, is endorsed by Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) and is supported by Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding *. The funding has been established to support New Zealanders in their careers by equipping them with knowledge and skills for life long success. This course is for people who are NZ permanent residences or NZ citizens.