Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) and Careerforce are working together to develop a workforce action plan that will focus on the development of the health and disability Kaiāwhina/non-regulated workforce.

Across New Zealand over 12,000 support and care workers are undertaking workplace training annually. This is small percentage of the estimated number of non-regulated workers in the health, mental health, aged care, public health and disability services sector.

We need to plan for the development needs of this workforce to meet future requirements for their contribution as valued members of an integrated service delivery team seeking to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.

In responding to this need the Boards of Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) and Careerforce agreed to work in partnership to develop a workforce action plan that will focus on the development of the health and disability Kaiāwhina/non-regulated workforce.Workforce in action web

The website www.workforceinaction.org.nz gives people an opportunity to see how things are progressing, and allows them to provide feedback.