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

Contact us to see
if Careerforce can
help you with training
in Home and
Community Support