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8 September 2021

Cleaners, laundry and housekeeping staff –...

Those of us with elderly relatives and friends in care should never underestimate the powerful co...
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6 September 2021

Decision on Transition of Careerforce’s Arrangi...

6 September 2021   In February 2019, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the Reform o...
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29 June 2021

Careerforce 2020 Annual Report just released

The Careerforce 2020 Annual Report highlights the 2020 year’s challenges and opportunities. Over ...
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29 June 2021

2020 Employer Survey – findings and actions

Careerforce has released its annual employer report for 2020. The report shares some of the key r...
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24 March 2021

Health & wellbeing leaders empowered with ...

The first cohort of health and wellbeing sector leaders came together to lift their cultural conf...
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16 October 2020

Your opportunity to show your appreciation
Thank Your Cleaner Day was launched to recognise the tens of thousands of skilled, hard-working c...

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13 May 2020

Proud infection control record for Hokianga cle...

Hokianga Health’s vision is to be the centre of excellence for rural health care.  Based at the t...
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11 May 2020

Recognising the essential role and responsibili...

“We are responsible for everybody that walks in that door,” says Leeanne Clarke, one of the clean...
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20 September 2019

Careerforce Celebrates 25 Years

On Thursday 19 September, Careerforce celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this day, back in 1994,...
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28 June 2019

Cleaning Qualification a First for Corrections

A woman in Arohata Prison is the first to achieve a cleaning qualification while in prison. The l...
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21 May 2019

Transforming the training landscape

Training for commercial cleaning faces rapid change needing to adapt to new technologies, increas...
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15 March 2019

Training makes cleaners mindful

What would being mindful bring to cleaning? Safety. Cleaners become mindful after putting them th...
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18 January 2019

Training journey helps cleaner move towards man...

“As a cleaner, you sometimes feel that you’re at the bottom of the hierarchy. Sometimes it’s nice...
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15 November 2018

Industry training is the better investment

'Via industry training, we are investing in skilled and passionate people,' says Careerforce Inte...
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6 November 2018

New Employer Newsletter – Skills for Good

We’d like to introduce the first issue of our newsletter for employers – Skills for G...
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5 September 2018

Training staff in chemical-free cleaning means ...

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Claire Underwood was left inspired, motivated and eager to learn more ...
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10 April 2017

ADHB cleaning staff struck by study bug

Veteran hospital cleaner Lise Taisalika has caught the professional development bug and is on a m...
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2 November 2015

Innovation needed to upskill the health and wel...

Careerforce introduces apprenticeship training in the health and wellbeing, disability, mental he...
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3 September 2015

An invisible industry in the aged care sector

Quality training for cleaners is an investment in business and best practice. Trained and qualifi...
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2 September 2015

Graduation was electric! Lifting morale, confid...

205 cleaning staff were filled with pride as they graduated with nationally recognised qualificat...
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20 August 2015

Kaitaia leads the way with cleaning qualifications

A group of cleaners at Kaitaia Hospital have become the first people to achieve the New Zealand C...
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6 August 2015

Increase staff training efficiencies with a new...

A new training plan model has been developed in response to industry feedback with regards to res...
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10 July 2015

A spotlight on training in an invisible industry

“Cleaning as an occupation is often underrated. It’s a hugely invisible industry”: Claude Gibbs, ...
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6 July 2015

Training reinforces core skills for Canterbury ...

Over the past year some of the in-house cleaning team at The Princess Margaret Hospital (TPMH) an...
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31 October 2014

Vote of confidence for Careerforce Cleaning Pro...

“We’re really pleased with the outcome of the training. We’ve seen a marked improvement in self-e...
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12 August 2014

Expired Unit Standard Versions

A number of Unit Standard versions and one unit standard expired at the end of December 2014.  On...