The Waikato DHB Workforce Development Plan 2009 – 2019 identifies that there is a need to develop a care and support workforce that is
This workforce has the potential to undertake an expanding variety of roles in local communities and in health facilities, including care for people with stable chronic disease across the sector. This includes Health Care and Psychiatric Assistants and may also include Maternity Aides and Rehabilitation / Therapy Assistants
The purpose of this training is to build confidence and knowledge in this workforce working in both Waikato DHB and non DHB facilities
The training is workplace-based and there is good support to ensure success. This training is offered only to those currently employed in a health care support worker role.
Current guide document
The purpose of this training is to build confidence and knowledge within the health care support t workforce working in Waikato DHB facilities.
Health care support workers will benefit from the opportunity to enrich their career in a variety of ways, which may include work across a range of DHB and non-DHB settings. Obtaining a qualification will support more confidence and knowledge within a team, ensuring patient/service user safety, have transferable skills and, if desired, staircase into formal health professional roles.
Some key facts about this training
Careerforce is an Industry Training Organisation (ITO).
It develops pathways for national qualifications and facilitates education and training for those working in the health and disability sector across New Zealand.
Careerforce works alongside employers, workers and funders, and supports flexible workplace learning for thousands of trainees nationally each year by:
The national qualifications are developed and refined by the sector to ensure they are relevant and meet government strategies and evolving service delivery philosophies, models and service specifications. Each qualification is recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
The merit step process has been signed off by the Nursing and Midwifery Directorate and by Human Resources (September 2013).