Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - Training Levels

Training Levels

Finding the right course for you and your team with three simple levels

1. Foundation

During a Foundation course you'll learn how to: 
  • Know, 
  • Comprehend and 
  • Apply.

2. Intermediate​

During an Intermediate course you'll learn how to: 
  • Comprehend, 
  • Apply and 
  • Analyse.

3. Advanced

During an Advanced course you'll learn how to: 
  • Analyse, 
  • Create and 
  • Evaluate. 

For more information, read the full descriptions of each catagory below.


Recall data or information. 


  • Recite a policy, 
  • Quote prices from memory to a customer
  • Knows the safety rules.


Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems.
State a problem in one's own words.


  • Rewrites the principles of Enker writing,
  • Explain in one's own words the steps for performing a complex task,
  • Translates an equation into a computer spreadsheet.


Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction.
Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the work place.


  • Use a manual to calculate an employee's vacation time, 
  • Apply laws of statistics to evaluate the reliability of a written test.


Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood.
Distinguishes between facts and inferences.


  • Troubleshoot a piece of equipment by using logical deduction.
  • Recognize logical fallacies in reasoning,
  • Gathers information from a department and selects the required tasks for training.  


Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis
on creating a new meaning or structure.


  • Write a company operations or process manual,
  • Design a machine to perform a specific task,
  • Integrates training from several sources to solve a problem,
  • Revises and process to improve the outcome.


Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.

Examples: ​ 

  • Select the most effective solution,
  • Hire the most qualified candidate,
  • ​Explain and justify a new bud​. 

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