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Upskilling the Workforce to Support More Complex Needs

The aged care sector employs over 33,000 people, and with the growing population, it is expected that there will be an increase in demand of between 50 and 75 percent over the next 15 years.  

The aged care sector is looking for hard working and compassionate people to fill roles such as caregivers, healthcare assistants, support workers, nurse aides, or activities co-ordinators. There is a career pathway for you here, supported by Careerforce qualifications.

Employers provide in-house training for those working in the sector. We offer a range of qualifications to upskill the workforce to support more complex needs from entry level through to advanced specialist qualifications.

Find out more about pay equity and qualification equivalencies

Training is very rewarding, especially
when you have passion for what
you’re doing. You can blend
together what you learn and what
you’re actually doing to do a better job.

Filimone 'Tukai' Rainibogi | Lansdowne Park Village Caregiver

Aged Care News & Articles

News
12 November 2018

More employers encouraged to give young people ...

While potential solutions to the workforce shortage issues across the aged care sector are still ...
News
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...
News
16 October 2018

Workplace literacy and numeracy unlocks employe...

When Grant Taylor, Service Manager Health & Disability at Lifewise Homecare Services, introdu...
News
4 October 2018

Supporting Pathways in Aged Care

Glenwood Masonic Hospital has committed to upskilling their staff across all occupations and leve...
News
26 July 2018

Volunteering a life changing experience for Ble...

Darren Best gives his 100 percent in his volunteer work at Ashwood Park Retirement Village in Ble...
5 July 2018

Call for more workers to join health and wellbe...

A shortage in care and support services is looming as the New Zealand population ages. In the nex...
News
4 July 2018

Backing passion with on-the-job training

“If this was my gran, how would I want her treated? This is how I maintain my standards. If you s...
News
2 July 2018

Good News – Funding of Dementia Limited Credit ...

“As we’ve seen in the new Economic Impact of Dementia report, dementia is a ticking time-bomb for...
News
8 May 2018

Pooling resources for quality of Aged Care

Aged care providers in the Wairarapa are setting competition aside to pool their resources in the...
News
8 February 2018

Aged care and home care sectors keen to improve...

Aged care and home care sectors keen to improve workforce literacy. More than a million working N...
News
5 February 2018

Apprenticeship in Community Facilitation now re...

MEDIA RELEASE 5 Feb 2018   The New Zealand Society of Diversional Therapists welcomes a qual...
News
9 January 2018

A caregiver’s duty that became a passion

Caregiver Filimone ‘Tukai’ Rainibogi didn’t expect that his first-hand experience supporting love...

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can help you with
training in Aged Care