Upskilling the Home and Community Support Workforce

Home and community support organisations and workers support people to live in their own homes, and maximise independence. These workers provide a range of support from household management to personal care.

With the Ministry of Health target of reducing the length of stay in hospitals, and for older people to be cared for in their homes for longer, there is a growing demand for home and community support workers.

It is important to ensure that the current and new home and community support services workforce is skilled and qualified to meet these growing needs. We have a range of qualifications to support the upskilling of this workforce.

Find out more about pay equity and qualification equivalencies

For me, the New Zealand Certificate in
Health & Wellbeing (Support Work) at
Level 3 was a great introduction to what a
support worker does. You’re able to branch
out and really explore how you can support
people and their families a lot better.

Matt Sang | Community Connections Service Coordinator

Home & Community
Support News & Articles

News Event
15 November 2018

Industry training is the better investment

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6 November 2018

New Employer Newsletter – Skills for Good

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16 October 2018

Workplace literacy and numeracy unlocks employe...

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8 October 2018

Spreading our Wings report raises red flags for...

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27 February 2018

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When Jenna Maguren first entered the doors of Community Connections in Lower Hutt in 2008 it was ...
8 February 2018

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Aged care and home care sectors keen to improve workforce literacy. More than a million working N...
2 November 2015

Innovation needed to upskill the health and wel...

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

Kaiawhina Workforce Programme – Taking Action Now

Work is already underway in the health and disability sectors towards achieving the Kaiawhina Wor...
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...
31 October 2014

Vote of confidence for Careerforce Cleaning Pro...

“We’re really pleased with the outcome of the training. We’ve seen a marked improvement in self-e...

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