Teaching essential life skills
Turning conflict on its head
Giving you total confidence always
Helping you to just do your job
Keeping good people safe
Our global reputation for excellence in Conflict Resolution will keep you safer.
Committed to supporting and educating the world with a proactive and preventative approach to violence. We want every human now and in future generations to know foundation survival skills by learning from the specialists.
What we offer:
Individualised workshops, online courses or a combination of the two to suit everyone. Trust that we will take away the fear of the unknown and replace it with faith in yourself. You will learn how to keep yourself safe and also those around you. We teach prevention, preparation, planning, escape and evasion for the following groups:
Specific courses designed for security guards to support you in your enforcement role. Containing everything from practical and physical to legal considerations. All our years of experience in training government agencies now transferred to you, so you can undertake your role with full confidence. Start by enrolling in our online foundation course to learn your core skills.
Designed for those who work in the public sector or service industries, to keep themselves and their colleagues or clients safe. Dealing with people all day, every day means that being prepared for any unwanted situations empowers you to keep a clear head. Giving you the support to make the right decisions when needed for the best outcome for all.
Workplace workshops and/or online option. Happy staff are the best staff and conflict within the workplace is the biggest threat to this. Companies who recognise the importance of a healthy work environment are leading the way and retaining the best staff. We help to create a dynamic, engaging and fun environment through tailored workshops making it beneficial to everyone involved.
Military & Law Enforcement
Our industry specific courses are delivered by our subject matter experts directly to personnel within the military and government agencies. Since 1999 our programmes have taught personnel to operate effectively in high-stress, physically charged environments. We have the experience and the reputation to deliver the highest level training to front line operators.
Smart Safety Online
The Smart Safety Foundation course is an online programme created to provide knowledge of how conflict occurs. Awareness and reading the signs is the first step and we have many insights to pass on and safely guide you on your way. We approach this with a preventative and proactive philosophy. In a reassuring, non-alarming way this course will leave you empowered as it takes the fear out of conflict.
of successful teaching
leading trainer in New Zealand
Only ASP certified
baton and hand cuff
trainer in NZ
of military & ordinary
people already trained
military & law enforcement experience
100% Fail Safe
meaning no serious harm or death
has occurred using our concepts
or criminal convictions for misuse
We are passionate about what we do because we know it works.
We have been in business since 1998 and we are New Zealand’s number one authority in lawfully defensible personal safety concepts. We have been trusted to train the NZ Police Force & Military personnel, corrections, ministry of justice, customs service, MAF and many others including internationally. We were also the expert consultants in the design of the current security training standards within New Zealand. We believe in what we do because we know it makes a difference.
Violence prevention and conflict resolution does not begin with the physical component, here at HardTarget we have a passion for human behaviour and know that all aspects including emotional & psychological must not be neglected. Conflict is always evolving therefore so must we as the educators, trainers and learners.
Try it out first!
If you would like to experience what a course will be like, then try our short free quiz and test your understanding of personal safety before you make a commitment to the full course. Enjoy!
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
“I felt very confident and safe while training. Instructor has great knowledge and content provided through relevant examples.”
“Great for Core Skills! Awesome! I used a lot of this with my store detective position a few years ago so its been good as a refresher & learning new skills as well thank you so much HardTarget.”
“I thought the visual search part was superb. That constantly looking is vital to keep yourself and your team safe”
“Five star rating! Clear & Helpful. Thanks, this course was great, Nice videos outlines. ”
“This is fun, simple and to the point. No mucking around!”
“The introduction with Quinton is very interesting. I like real live video. The skills of interacting with another person and using the verbal and communication is very important. Vision all is another thing too. Thank you "Q".”
“I would now feel confident facing a threatening situation and knowing what to do. The role plays were very beneficial!”
“As a result of life-like scenarios during your training I was not only physically but also mentally prepared when confronted by my attacker. Thank you Q!”
“Great course! A great course that provides you with the knowledge and wisdom to safely perform tasks. ”
“It was top quality and the boys are going to have skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. We will be using HardTarget again in the future.”
“FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE! Excellent course in which I gained a better understanding of the core skills required as a Security Officer. Just going back to the basics provides what you will eventually build from to increase your knowledge and understanding.”
“As a business owner, I found the team from HardTarget very professional. Highly recommend.”