Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation

What does the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) do?

We’re appointed by the government to set standards and develop qualifications for the building and construction industry. We are passionate about creating the best-skilled people for tomorrow.


To become a trainee at BCITO, an employment relationship must be in place. So we work with 15 different trades and industries and provide them information, so they can make decisions about their future apprentices and their succession planning.

What information do you need to do your job?

To support industry training, we need to keep a close eye on the trades and industries we work with. Information we need includes building volumes, building consents, and age-banded demographic data (more than half of our trainees are under 25 years old). Much of the data is available by region, which is hugely helpful.


All this information helps us forecast the demand for training – what, when, and where will we need trainers?

What Statistics NZ data do you use?

We use an external company to collect and interpret data for us. They use:

Why do you use Statistics NZ data?

Statistics NZ provides us with quantitative data. It reinforces our assumptions, and supports and guides our thinking.

What would happen if you didn’t have Statistics NZ data?

If we couldn’t access Statistics NZ data, it would be a significant disadvantage to us. We would have to make decisions based on assumptions. It really would be game-changing stuff!

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    Page published 24 March 2015

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We have a passion for information and informed enquiry. You can’t argue with the facts.

Without Statistics NZ data, we would not have all the facts.

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