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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

Disability
Support News & Articles

News
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 ...
News
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...
News
2 November 2015

Innovation needed to upskill the health and wel...

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

Kaiawhina Workforce Programme – Taking Action Now

Work is already underway in the health and disability sectors towards achieving the Kaiawhina Wor...
News
2 September 2015

Graduation was electric! Lifting morale, confid...

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

‘Opening our eyes’: Transferring le...

This study focuses on a specific piece of evaluation carried out for the organisation which aimed...
News
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...
News
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...
News
29 August 2014

Good news story from Creative Abilities

Complete the Senior Support Worker (Level 4) National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged...

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can help you with training
in Disability Support