Engage is proud to offer New Zealand’s first ever educational course on effective advocacy – the Government Relations Nanodegree.


Whether you’re looking to start a career in government relations, hone your existing skills, or widen your knowledge to score that big promotion, the Government Relations Nanodegree will help you perfect your modern day lobbying skills for the New Zealand market.

Delivered alongside our partner platform, Rapid Parrot, the Government Relations Nanodegree uses up-to-date case studies and modern day examples to ensure content remains relevant.

You will learn:

how to effectively engage with government to get the results you, your organisation or your clients want

the machinery of government, and realities of legislation formation;

a variety of professional strategies you can adopt to better navigate political engagement.

As the first of its kind in the country, Engage’s Government Relations Nanodegree creates a minimum education standard for New Zealand’s government relations industry

Estimated Time

2 months
At 5 - 10 hours per week


Just-in-time learning: material is available 24/7 on any device


While there are no prerequisites, it is recommended that learners have an elementary understanding of New Zealand’s system of government.

What you will learn

Our curriculum is based on industry needs and has been shaped alongside instructional designers, stakeholders, industry professionals and customers for practical application. Delivered online through a fully digital, cloud-based host platform, the course will demonstrate you have the skills needed to excel in government relations in New Zealand.

Curriculum Outline

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Where does government come from?

The division of power

The Legislature

The Executive

The Judiciary

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Content delivery

Our host platform is fully digital, cloud-based and works on all devices that have access to the internet. The dashboards provide meaningful and actionable data which creates specific and data-rich assessment and insights at scale.


In addition, content is written to respond to the audience, using language, references and explanations which suit the numeracy, literacy, cultural and socio-economic requirements of the learners.

Features include:

Just-in-time learning

Material is available 24/7 on any device so learning can happen anywhere and anytime

Easy to implement

A simple process to onboard both the educator/ supervisor and the learner so training and can be implemented at scale

Easy to understand analytics

Intuitive educator and learner dashboard which shows a full overview of the learning process from class-level to individual-level data – allows for assessment at scale.


The platform is designed in a way where it can be customised to suit the needs of the user and can integrate with other systems.


At a Glance


Set (not personalised)


Fully digital, cloud-based platform


Material available 24/7 on any device


Not required


Nanodegree certification issued on completion


$1950.00 (including GST)

Enrol now to hone your advocacy skills!