Working in the Healthcare Services Sector

Healthcare services in New Zealand are delivered by a complex network of organisations across the primary, secondary and allied health sectors. A qualified and skilled Kaiāwhina or support workforce is integral to health professionals operating at the top of their scope.

Careerforce offers a range of healthcare services related programmes and qualifications, all via on-the-job learning. These learning paths lead to specialist qualifications across disciplines such as orderly services, dental assistance, or vision& hearing.

Explore our Qualifications in Healthcare Services

We offer a range of qualifications for workers in the healthcare services sector. These qualifications range from entry level through to advanced specialist qualifications.

Support your Healthcare Services Workforce with On-the-Job Training

Careerforce can support you to enhance your workforce’s skills and knowledge through our well resourced, on-the-job training programmes.

A Careerforce Workplace Advisor will work with you to determine which qualifications are right for your workforce. Together, we’ll develop a comprehensive training plan and discuss steps to set up your training. We will also guide you through funding opportunities to support the growth of your employees.


It’s the most amazing feeling when
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Services News & Articles

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...
20 September 2019

Careerforce Celebrates 25 Years

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

Proud moment for healthcare graduates recognise...

Waitemata DHB staff were thrilled to receive special recognition at a graduation for Careerforce-...
14 March 2019

Health Care Assistants and Careerforce Training

Lacey Easson is a health care assistant at Invercargill Medical Centre.She has just graduated fro...
3 December 2018

Very proud moment for Tairawhiti based Brownie ...

Very proud moment for Tairāwhiti based Brownie Sadlier Brownie Sadlier has recently received his ...
3 December 2018

Proud moment for Brownie Sadlier

Brownie Sadlier has recently received his very first certificate, confirming he has passed the le...
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...
3 July 2018

Christchurch Hospital orderly first in the coun...

Craig Stewart of Christchurch Hospital is something of a groundbreaker. In 2014 he became the fir...
19 June 2018

On-the-job training became stepping stone for a...

Jaden Olsen said he hardly went to school and didn’t really like it. He just turned up for exams ...
16 May 2017

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing...

Programme overview The aim of this programme is to develop and recognise the skills of healthcare...
2 November 2015

Innovation needed to upskill the health and wel...

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

Contact us to see if Careerforce can help you with training in Healthcare Services