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Solomon Group

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We’re a Maori Private Training Establishment (PTE) based in Auckland with premises at Manurewa, Panmure, and Pukekohe.

Our founders have over 43 years’ experience in primary, intermediate and secondary schools and tertiary education. We work to empower individuals to recognise and develop their potential in a mutually respectful and supportive environment. This inclusive approach is in part why we consistently achieve high occupancy and excellent outcomes.

An NZQA-accredited organisation, we are the largest Youth Services provider in New Zealand. We employ around 100 highly-qualified and experienced staff, and around 580 students come through our doors every year. We offer employment services to about 330 people a year. Since 2009 we’ve supported more than 2,000 people into employment and more than 6,000 into higher training. Our School Support Services deliver to 147 schools in the Franklin, South Auckland and East Auckland areas.

With funding from the Government, all our education, employment and support services are free.


Our Youth Services include:

  • Employment help
  • Training programmes
  • Help for young beneficiaries to get into education or training, manage finance and learn basic parenting skills
  • Pacific Employment Support Services - for young Pasifika from 15 years of age to help with training and employment
  • Schools' Attendance Service - funded by the Government this team works alongside schools ensuring the attendance of school age children and supporting them with their learning.


Employment and Education Services include:

  • Preparation for employment
  • Employment coaching
  • ESOL
  • Community classes
  • Trades training
  • Pacific Employment Support Services - employment assistance and training for Pasifika people up to the age of 29


13-17 years old, 18+ years old, Older adult

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Languages Spoken

English, Maori


As we are Government funded all our services are free.

To be eligible, you must be a NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Service Types

Education and training

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses

Read more about our education and training services

  • Preparation for Employment
  • ESOL Day Classes - Level 1 (English for speakers of other languages)
  • Whanau Ara Mua (WAM) Certificate in Intergenerational…



Read more about our employment services.

  • Work Connect - training for work
  • Trades Training & Employment
  • Employment Placement Service
  • Preparation for Employment
  • Pacific Employment Support Services (PESS)

Youth Services

We can help you find a job or get into a training programme. That way, you can face the future with confidence.

Our services are free for youth under 20,…



East Auckland, South Auckland

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236 Great South Road, Manurewa, Auckland

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6 Osterley Way, Manukau, Auckland

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62 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe, Auckland

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This page was last updated at 1:51PM on March 5, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Solomon Group.