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Qualification and Programme overview

This programme aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to support children and young people who cannot live with their own parents.

The programme includes developing and/or recognising the following competencies in your staff:

  • Recognising and responding to signs of vulnerability and abuse in a health or wellbeing setting.
  • Describing laws relevant to whānau/family and foster care.
  • Demonstrating ethical and professional behaviour in a health or wellbeing setting.
  • Supporting the wellbeing and development of children who cannot live with their own parents.
  • Describing risk factors and indicators of child abuse.
  • Describing aspects of human development theory.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of advocacy and self-advocacy.
  • Describing culturally safe Māori operating principles and values.

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Careerforce is working in partnership with Fostering Kids on the delivery of this qualification. To enrol in the Whānau, Kin and Foster Care strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3), please contact Fostering Kids at
(04) 5660294 or email: caregivertraining@fosteringkids.org.nz.

Level 3

Ideal for

  • People who provide whānau, kin and foster care to children and young people
  • People who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required to support the needs of children who are in their care

Relevant for the following sectors

  • Healthcare Services
  • Social Services
  • 60 Credits
  • 10 months
  • $230 (inc GST)