This apprenticeship programme leads to the awarding of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Social and Community Services) with a strand in Community Health Work qualification. It is well-supported and resourced with a team of Apprenticeship Advisors providing pastoral care and support.
The Community Health Work apprenticeship programme enables apprentices to develop and demonstrate the skills they need to work alongside people, family and whānau to support autonomy and promote self-determination of health and wellbeing.
- Engaging and communicating with people, family and/or whānau who are accessing social and community services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences, and self-knowledge.
- Contributing to identifying intended outcomes and barriers.
- Encouraging social inclusion and community participation.
- Contributing in the community to wider health and wellbeing outcomes.
- Demonstrating knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi when providing support in their role.
- Understanding New Zealand’s health and wellbeing aims and purpose and the impact on their role.
- Demonstrating a knowledge of kawa and tikanga and the ability to relate the unique place Māori have as tangata whenua in Aotearoa in their role.
- Displaying self-awareness, reflective practice, self-care, and personal leadership in the workplace.
- Developing relationships and supporting a goal of improving outcomes for people accessing services.
- Actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety, and quality in your workplace.
- Gaining in-depth knowledge of a condition, impairment, situation, or issue and applying the new knowledge to support clients.
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Funding to support your business
Several grants and funding options are available to help meet the costs of attaining Careerforce qualifications.
Employers may also qualify for the Apprenticeship Boost which provides a wage subsidy for new and existing apprentices in their first two years of training, encouraging employers to retain their current apprentices, and to take on new apprentices.
You can view these options at careerforce.org.nz/fees-funding