Working in Home & Community Support

Support workers employed in the home & community sector help people to live in their own homes and maximise their independence. These workers provide a range of support from household management to personal care.

Careerforce offers nationally recognised qualifications and on-the-job training for the home and community support workforce. Whether you are new to the sector or want to explore on-the-job training options, Careerforce can help you find a pathway that works for you.

An historic pay equity settlement for care and support workers in New Zealand in 2017 means that care and support workers are now recognised and rewarded based on their qualifications or working tenure.

Explore our Qualifications for Home & Community Support Workers

If you are passionate about helping people around you, then working in home & community support can be a fulfilling career. There is a growing demand for support workers in New Zealand as the Ministry of Health has set targets to reduce hospital stays and increase the time older people can stay in their homes.

Careerforce offers training for home & community support workers, from entry level through to advanced specialist. Browse the related qualifications below to find which qualification is right for you. With the advent of the aged care and support pay equity legislation, the achievement of these qualifications can also lead to improved remuneration for aged care workers. More information about pay equity is available from the Ministry of Health. Contact details are available here.

Support your Home & Community 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 qualificationsare 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.