Learn more about the sectors we work with by visiting their websites.

Interest groups and professional bodies

Age Concern: Promotes the quality of life and wellbeing of older people.

Alzheimers New Zealand: a support and advocacy organisation for people with dementia, their carers, family, whanau and community.

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers: The professional Association for Social Workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Ara Taiohi: A national youth sector organisation set up to support people who work with young people to be more connected, effective and accountable.

The Association for Supported Employment in New Zealand: Provides a high profile forum for the promotion, establishment and development of Supported Employment Services for people with disabilities in New Zealand

Carersnetnz: Supports family carers, whanau and friends.

Caring Families Aotearoa: Supports the thousands of children in care in Aotearoa, by supporting their caregivers.

Disabled Persons Assembly: Voice of people with disability in New Zealand.

National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: An established and trusted charity that supports and advocates for Deaf and hard of hearing New Zealanders.

New Zealand Aged Care Association (formerly Healthcare Providers New Zealand): Not-for-profit, national membership organisation which represents all parts of the aged care residential sector.

New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services: Represents six denomination-based networks: the Anglican Care Network, the Baptist, Catholic, and Presbyterian social services agencies, as well as the Methodist and the Salvation Army churches.

New Zealand Disability Support Network: an association of disability support services providers.

New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres: provide an impartial information and referral service, through a network of independent community centres.

New Zealand Private Hospitals Association: Voluntary association of private hospitals, healthcare facilities and rest homes.

New Zealand Society of Diversional Therapists: The goal of the NZSDT Inc. is to provide quality service and education in all aspects of Diversional Therapy.

Nursing Council of New Zealand: The regulatory authority responsible for the registration of nurses.

Presbyterian Support Services: One of the largest providers of a range of social services in New Zealand.

Retirement Villages Association: Represents villages which share the same aim.

Social Services Providers Aotearoa: Supports social services providers to make a positive and significant difference in their communities through their work with children, young people and families.

Social Workers Registration Board: The regulatory authority responsible for the registration of social workers.

Te Kahui Atawhai O Te Motu: the national body for Iwi and Maori Social Services providers in New Zealand.


Oranga Tamariki: A service of the Ministry of Social Development that works with children, young people and their families everyday to help them find their own solutions, be strong and have hopes for the future.

Ministry of Social Development: Leads social development to achieve better futures for all New Zealanders.

Ministry of Health: Principal advisor to the government on health and disability policy.

Ministry of Youth Development: Administered by the Ministry of Social Development and tasked with promoting the government’s Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority: Provides leadership in assessment and qualifications, assures the quality of qualifications and providers, and administers the National Qualifications Framework.

Office for Disability Issues: Promotes and monitors implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, leads cross-sector policy development, and supports the Minister for Disability Issues.

Tertiary Education Commission: Responsible for funding all post-compulsory education and training.


New Zealand Nurses Organisation: Provides professional and industrial services to its members.

Public Service Association: Union for public service and government workers.

E Tū: Union for aged care, disability, health and community services.

Literacy Resources

Ako Aotearoa – National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence: Through a focus on enhancing the effectiveness of tertiary teaching and learning practices, Ako Aotearoa will assist educators and organisations to enable the best possible educational outcomes for all learners.

English Language Partners New Zealand: New Zealand’s largest organisation working with migrants and refugees. Volunteers and professional teachers deliver a range of English language programmes in partnership with refugee and migrant learners.

Literacy Aotearoa: Literacy Aotearoa is a national organisation of adult literacy providers and is a leading commentator on literacy issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Pathways Awarua: Pathways Awarua is an online learning system intended to support adult learners to strengthen their numeracy and reading skills.

Skills Highway: Skills Highway shows how and why improving workplace literacy is important for business performance.

Workbase: Workbase we are committed to achieving a literate workforce for New Zealand’s economic, cultural and social success.