Strategi Institute awarded top rating

November 2020

Strategi Institute has retained its status as a Category 1 training provider, continuing its run as the only active educator in the financial services sector to be awarded the highest possible rating for educators of its type.

Our Institute was described as having ‘excellent’ performance in all areas in the latest External Evaluation and Review Report from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), including in the quality of our:

  • training;
  • teaching;
  • content; and
  • student support.

We are fortunate to have held this overall Category 1 rating since our first NZQA assessment eight years ago.

“At a time when quality training is more important than ever, receiving this endorsement of our work here at the Institute is particularly satisfying,” says Strategi Group executive director David Greenslade.

"As we move towards the Financial Markets Conduct Act regime where the penalties for getting things wrong as an adviser are far more severe than under the current Financial Advisers Act of 2008, it is so important that advisers receive good quality education to help ensure they meet all their obligations. It’s gratifying to see we are providing that.”

“Strategi Institute is forward thinking, agile and responsive to the ever-changing needs of the financial services sector,” the NZQA report states.

The report also describes us as maintaining high quality standards and effectively supporting students to attain the requirements needed for the industry.

Choosing a good education provider

With choosing a good education provider being such an important decision at present, we recommend selecting a training provider based on three primary qualitative metrics: quality; the available modes of study; and the added value they provide – such as provision of continuing professional development and ability to remain abreast of industry developments.

Our Institute prides itself on the support it provides students, both those returning to study after some time as well as more seasoned students. We are also proud of the flexibility we offer in accessing learning, including providing a range of learning options such as:

  • distance;
  • Zoom-facilitated classroom.

We also offer the benefit of being part of the wider Strategi Group. The group offers compliance and consulting services and has close professional ties with the broader financial services industry. This means the Institute is alerted to new developments quickly and is able to roll these straight into our training courses. We also use industry experts as teachers.

Get in touch with us at Strategi Institute to help you decide on the right education provider and programme to complete.