Shine is a proud affiliate of Bright*Star training.

Here at Shine, we endeavour to keep you in touch with your community of likeminded EAs & PAs, service leaders and administration experts. We aim to support you in your role with helpful tips, whitepapers, training, and professional development.

“I have been privileged to attend a number of Bright*Star courses and have always found the courses to be informative and well presented by the instructors. The courses helped me grow my role within Defence from a PA/EA position into an administration management role.”

Amanda Lee-Guard, Executive Staff Officer, Messines Defence Centre

Helpful resources

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Learning resources

Before and after training - learning guides

Changing Results with Learning

 "Thanks so much. You’ve not only helped me in my working role as a PA, but also on a personal level balancing work and family.  I am very grateful for your guidance, and also for the extremely pleasant day away from the office"

Sharon Barnes, Personal Assistant, WHK Wellington - attended the Masterclass for EAs & PAs

What's New

3 Bright*Star Training courses back by popular demand.

  • The Outstanding Receptionist
  • Project and Event Management for EA/PAs
  • Partnering with your Manager

Visit for full course details, dates & to secure your place.

Celebrating Administration Professional Day - 2016.

Bright*Star Training is proud to once again support the AP Day. April 20th was Administrative Day and New Zealand witnessed the coming together of some of the country’s finest and brightest admin professionals. The Association of Administrative Professionals of New Zealand (AAPNZ) hosted simultaenouscelebrations across the country to celebrate the amazing skills administrative staff bring to all businesses and organisationsAs one of the longest supporting partners of AAPNZ, Bright*Star Training decided to add some more Shine to the AP day celebrations.

AP Day is an internationally recognised day that was started in the United States in 1952 by Professional Secretaries International – now called the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). The event is celebrated by administrative professionals and their management over the week but the actual day of the celebration is focused on encouraging managers and employers giving their office administrators special recognition. Find more information on AAPNZ's website

AAPNZ members

Bright*Star has been around since 1997 and for all that time we have enjoyed a really strong connection with the EA/PA community. We are passionate about helping you develop the skills you need, whether these are core skills such as managing your manager or minute writing or more around your own personal development with mindfulness or assertiveness.

Bright*Star has been a Strategic Partner of the Association of Administration Professionals for many years and we really value this relationship.

All AAPNZ members are entitled to a 20% discount on all public Bright*Star Training courses.

Please provide proof of membership when registering to claim your discount.

We look forward to welcoming you on a training programme in the near future.

If you have any questions at all about professional development, please do not hesitate to contact us on 09 912 3616 or