Careerforce is no longer involved with pay equity, and all enquiries should be directed to the Ministry of Health.

Tel: 0800 855 066
Website: Ministry of Health Pay Equity website Pages

As part of the implementation of the 2017 Care and Support Workers pay equity settlement, the Ministry of Health tasked Careerforce with responsibility for determining qualification equivalencies. This was for the purposes of pay equity only, and did not result in the awarding of the actual qualification. This was an objective exercise that compared learning outcomes for the assessed qualification, against the learning outcomes for the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing, Level 2 – 4.

Final outcomes (as at 31 March 2020) from all qualification assessment applications are listed on the Ministry of Health website here.

No further assessments are being completed. Any enquiries relating to pay equity qualification equivalencies should be directed to the Ministry of Health.

Employees can still achieve pay equity via qualifications:

  • Review the extensive list of qualifications already assessed as equivalent (listed here)
  • Or complete the New Zealand Health & Wellbeing Level 2, 3, 4 qualifications via a provider of their choice.

Updated: 3 August 2020