eChat June 2012
Invitations have been distributed - but in case you need a reminder:
You are warmly invited to meet the Careerforce Board and team, learn more about Careerforce and Health Ed Trust developments and hear from guest speaker Chris Fleming, CEO South Canterbury DHB, and lead CEO, Aged Care.
Thursday, June 28, 4.30 - 6.15pm
Sudima Hotel, Christchurch Airport
Please RSVP: Andrew Saunders, Client Engagement and Service Manager at Careerforce: email@example.com 03 374 1309
4.30 Informal meet and greet - and view Careerforce and HET displays.
5.00 Welcome - Richard Westlake, Careerforce Board Chair
5.10 Update on level 4 workplace based training for Mental Health and Addiction - Dr Colin Hayes, Board member
5.15 Disability update - Chris Harris, Board member
5.20 Home and community update - Meng Cheong, Board member
5.25 Aged residential care - Martin Taylor, Board member
5.30 Aged care developments and perspectives - Chris Fleming, CEO South Canterbury DHB and lead CEO for Older People’s Health
5.45 Closing comments and refreshments until 6.15pm
Working together to increase workplace training in aged residential care
Careerforce is delighted to have signed a landmark agreement with Health Ed Trust, which has widespread benefits for aged residential care.
“Having a positive working relationship will create clarity in the sector, and promote increased workforce training,” says Careerforce Chief Executive, Ray Lind.
In the past there have been some misunderstandings about the different roles Careerforce (ITO for the aged care sector) and Health Ed Trust (a Private Training Establishment) play with regard to arranging and delivering training. Careerforce is the first to acknowledge that this has created some confusion in the sector.
HET Chairman John Ryder says “I am pleased with the new arrangement because it puts focus on industry education rather than the separate activities of each organisation."
Employers can now access the services and benefits provided by both Careerforce and HET, regardless of which training resources they are utilising.
Julie Sparks, GM of HET, and Andrew Saunders, Client and Engagement Services Manager at Careerforce, have been working on transitional arrangements. All credits held by HET will be registered with Careerforce, so trainees are recognised for their achievements. Careerforce and HET are also contacting employers and trainees where additional information is needed for training agreements. No extra charges will apply during the transition stage.
The new processes take effect on July 1.
The completed transition programme will include two options for workplaces.
The first option will be to continue with the HET subscription-based model, which recognises that some employers wish to continue making a payment of $95 + GST at the end of training. HET will arrange for the credits and National Certificates to be registered with NZQA.
Option two involves HET supporting the Careerforce model which has a $200 + GST fee upfront. On a quarterly basis Careerforce then pays employers $8 for every registered level 3 credit that meets the criteria. This payment contributes to the costs of training that employers incur. Careerforce registers the credits and national certificates with NZQA.
For further information, please contact
Careerforce: 0800 277 486
HET : 03 379 8519
Careerforce CEO Ray Lind and Health Ed Trust GM Julie Sparks
Careerforce is pleased to announce that we will be extending our Credit Achievement Payment programme ($8 per eligible credit) for Employers to 2014.
This payment is a contribution to the significant costs employers incur when implementing level 3 employer-led training. Employers receive this payment after they invoice Careerforce at the end of each quarter.
The payment programme was first implemented in the last quarter of 2011. At this point, 49 employers received $17,608. In the first quarter of 2012, 71 employers received $26,240, and so far this quarter, 63 employers will receive $30,608.
Extending the timeframe to 2014 will enable greater planning. The additional criterion, outlined below, recognises that Careerforce’s funding is subject to change annually. The criteria also recognises that the Industry Training Review outcomes have not been announced, and may impact on our role.
Payment only applies to newly registered Level 3 credits, which are part of the qualifications listed in the table below. Credit results must be reported within the duration specified in the table. The credits must be registered directly with Careerforce and not through a third party. There is a maximum payment that will be made for each qualification as listed in the table.
Other Level 3 qualifications may be added to this list once the delivery details have been finalised.
Payments are calculated at the end of each quarter (March, June, September, December). Information is sent to employers who then invoice Careerforce. Careerforce will pay on or about the end of the following month.
It is important that credits are reported within the time period specified. Careerforce reserves the right to not pay for credits that are reported more than one month after the assessment date.
Careerforce also reserves the right to not pay employers who have not submitted their invoice within 3 months of the information being sent to that employer. Careerforce will send one reminder to the employer.
The amount is $8 per eligible credit (including GST). This amount may be reviewed at any time if funding from TEC changes. If there is any change relating to the amount paid per credit, at least three months notification will be given.
Careerforce funding is capped. Should the number of trainees enrolled significantly exceed the amount of funding received from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), Careerforce will notify employers and explain the actions that will need to be implemented.
The above are precautionary measures should demand exceed supply, or if our funding is significantly changed. Careerforce will do all it can to increase our funding should the training demand be there.
For further information contact the Client Services Team on 0800 277 486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Workforce Development within Te Pou and Vocational and Support Services (VASS) are pleased to announce that our new online disability training directory is now live.
The directory is a central place for the disability sector to access relevant training information and aims to support the development of the workforce, consumers, and family/whanau.
Whether you want to search by location or training type, the directory is simple, easy to use and is the first of its kind in New Zealand.
The directory contains a range of training that focuses on subjects such as leadership development, cultural responsiveness and diversity, disability awareness and service development, national NZQA certificates and diplomas, safety, quality and evaluation.