Maximising Quality through Design Course

Quality is at the core of engineering design, but so is ensuring your designs meet health and safety requirements and good practice. If you’re looking to strengthen your techniques and tools to keep you at the forefront, then this course is for you.

This one-day course is designed for the solo operator or owner of a SME design consultancy, micro engineering businesses delivering design, advice and support services

The locations are: 

Auckland – 7th August

Whangarei – 8th August

Wellington – 16 August

Napier – 21st August

Christchurch – 28th August

Ensuring compliance with health and safety requirements and properly assessing key risks involved in a design can be a taxing exercise for smaller businesses. We’ve developed this course to help identify ways to streamline the process.

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide you with:

  • three key steps to building an effective integrated management system for your small business
  • an introduction to the new structure of ISO management systems standards
  • an understanding of the key requirements of the ISO 9001/14001/45001 standards for suppliers of design services
  • how to apply risk-based thinking to small projects


Presenter Information

Michael Voss has been involved in the quality field for over 30 years, including five years as a business improvement manager at one of New Zealand’s most successful innovative export companies PEC. He has operated his own small consultancy,, since 1999 providing business excellence, management system advice and training to a wide range of organisations and industries throughout the country.

Michael also works overseas, most recently with the Asian Productivity Organisation and Fiji National University, bringing a diverse perspective to any course he runs.

Click on the relevant date/location for details above and to register.

Auckland Transportation Group Quiz Night!

We invite you to form a team with your colleagues and battle it out against your fellow transport group members to decisively determine Auckland’s smartest transport team.  Last year was a great success with 13 teams and around 90 participants. Ideally we are looking for company/organisation teams of between 4 – 10 people. If you are an independent then please let us know and we will team you up with others in a similar position as we did last year.

When: Wednesday 15 August, 5.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: The Paddington, 117 St George’s Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland

The event is free and the winning team will be awarded a $100 bar tab plus the honour of winning and all the associated bragging rights entailed therein.

The committee will sponsor nibbles, and a free drink for the first 20 people through the door. The Paddington will be running the quiz for us and it will be in the normal format.

Team registration closes on Tuesday 7 August at 5pm.  Please provide details of Team Name, Organisation, and the number of team members so to allow us to plan for catering.

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Auckland Transport’s 10 year Cycling Programme

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Auckland Transport’s Kathryn King

Kathryn King, Walking & Cycling & Safety Manager at Auckland Transport (AT) will present on the ambitious 10 year Cycling Programme. AT’s walking and cycling programme sits as part of a wider investment in walking and cycling approved in the RLTP to be delivered by the Transport Agency, Local Boards, Council and AT.

At $880m this is the largest ever investment in walking and cycling in New Zealand and has the potential to transform the way people move around Auckland. Providing high quality infrastructure will encourage and enable more people to travel by bike for everyday reasons.

When: Tuesday 4 September 5pm-7pm (Networking (Nibbles sponsored by AECOM, cash bar) 5pm-6pm, Presentation 6pm-7pm)

Where: Auckland Town Hall, Council Chamber, 305 Queen Street

Open to members and non-members, no need to RSVP

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