Empowering the Disability Support Sector

Disability support workers work with people with disabilities and their family or whānau to achieve their goals and to maximise independence.

An empowered and trained disability support workforce is an investment in the future health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

We understand the importance of developing a workforce whose practice aligns with the vision and principles of Enabling Good Lives. Our team is committed to providing the support you or your organisation require to achieve positive outcomes.

We offer a range of qualifications for support workers in a disability setting or working with disability support service users. These qualifications range from entry level through to advanced specialist qualifications.

Find out more about pay equity and qualification equivalencies


We work with clients who have
complex needs, so we must
make sure that we are passing
on to our support workers
the tools that are right for the
role they are completing.

Sally Brown | Healthvision Assessor and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Apprentice

Support News & Articles

4 July 2019

Career move for ‘stay at home’ mum paid off

As you walk towards St Matthew’s Church Hall in Masterton, you’ll see mobility scooters lined up,...
21 June 2019

Working with heart for people with disabilities

There are jobs that are absolutely not for everyone. It takes a big heart to support people with ...
23 May 2019

Mum’s quest to upskill herself for son born wit...

Margot decided to upskill for her son with disability. She has completed Health and Wellbeing L3 ...
8 May 2019

Staff develop skills to help individuals live t...

Careerforce supports professional development of disability support workers using PATH technique,...
4 February 2019

Looking after yourself – essential to providing...

It is increasingly common across the health and wellbeing sector for the workforce to pull multip...
News Event
15 November 2018

Industry training is the better investment

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

Workplace literacy and numeracy unlocks employe...

When Grant Taylor, Service Manager Health & Disability at Lifewise Homecare Services, introdu...
27 February 2018

Disability not stopping Wellington Support Work...

When Jenna Maguren first entered the doors of Community Connections in Lower Hutt in 2008 it was ...
23 August 2017

Disability support worker up for industry train...

Hastings disability support worker Estella Carmichael has been chosen from the pool of 148,000 ap...
2 November 2015

Innovation needed to upskill the health and wel...

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

Waiheke Island health support workers sing the ...

The health and wellbeing of those living on Waiheke Island is on the improve as an increasing num...

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