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We have had extensive consultation with the sectors (aged residential care, home and community, disability and DHBs) on the unit standards to be included in the programme for Advanced Care and Support.

We would like to thank our stakeholders that were part of the consultation throughout this challenging year and for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide valuable contributions.

Here’s how it has progressed so far:

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2018 – We consulted…

Sectors identified a need for additional communication and clinical focused skills

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2019 – We listened and changed…

The Advanced Care and Support qualification was approved with 2 new outcomes in

communication and clinical focused skills. The credit value for the qualification was

increased to 120 credits.

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2020 – We are now developing…

With consultation from sectors, we are developing the Careerforce programme

for Advanced Care and Support.

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What is next?

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2021 – We are reviewing and creating…

Learning and assessment will be designed and tested with the sectors.

The Advanced Care and Support programme will be launched.

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If you have any questions, want to be involved in the development or need further details, please email acsproject@careerforce.org.nz