Qualification and programme overview.
Note: New enrolments from Monday 1 August 2022 will go into the updated version of this programme, now titled ‘Careerforce Apprenticeship in Whānau, Community and Social Services’.
This qualification is delivered as an apprenticeship that is well-supported and resourced with a team of Apprenticeship Advisors providing pastoral care and support.
The Apprenticeship in Social and Community Services gives your staff the skills they need to work alongside people, family and whānau and apply a person-centred approach to their
The Social Services strand enables apprentices to develop and demonstrate the skills that they need to work alongside people, family and whānau to support autonomy by using tools
and strategies to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.
The programme includes developing and/or recognising the following competencies in your staff:
- 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.
- Developing relationships and supporting a goal of improving outcomes for people accessing services.
- Understanding New Zealand’s health and wellbeing challenges and the impact on their role.
- Displaying self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in the workplace.
- Actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in your workplace.
- Gaining an in-depth knowledge of a condition, impairment, situation or issue and applying the new knowledge to support clients.
How is this programme delivered?
This Careerforce apprenticeship is a well supported, workplace training programme. Whilst the learning at this level is self directed, a team of dedicated Apprenticeship Advisors provide pastoral care and support.
How long is the programme?
The programme should take between 18 and 24 months.
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What does this programme cost?
Enrolment is this programme is FREE.
* This programme presently has free enrolment via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)
Funding to support your business
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. Find out more
Do you need more information?
Visit our Apprenticeship pages to learn more about health and wellbeing apprenticeships.