Qualification and programme overview
This new leadership and management programme is for leaders and operational managers with direct reports. It has been developed specifically for those working in the health, mental health, aged support, disability, social services, youth work, cleaning and urban pest management industries.
This programme was developed in direct response to demand from the sectors that Careerforce represents. It was developed in consultation with the sector and reflects the skills, knowledge and competencies that the sector identified as required.
The programme assesses the following skills, knowledge and competencies:
- Motivating and developing self and others to improving staff engagement and productivity.
- Applying knowledge of the principles and practices of operations, accounting, sales/ marketing, HR, and risk management to support operational efficiency and effectiveness.
- Analysing the impact of internal and external environments on the organisation.
- Contributing to innovation and change.
- Developing and maintaining business relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Applying problem identification, root cause solving, and decision-making skills.
- Applying professional and ethical behaviour.
- Analysing how the origin and nature of the bicultural partnership (as embedded in the Te Tiriti ō Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi) can be applied to business activities and relationships.
Please have a read through of the programme suitability and expected commitment before filling in an EOI.
*Careerforce is offering free enrolment until 31 December 2022. For any enrolments that are eligible for Fees Free or for any applicable grants, these entitlements will take precedence over the Careerforce free enrolment offer.
Read about some of our Business Level 5 Learners and graduates
Developing the People Leaders
Several administrative people leaders [at Te Whatu Ora] began a two-year programme with Careerforce to achieve a NZ Diploma in Business Leadership and Management (Level 5).
Upskilled coordinator helps team support people to lead better lives
Wanaka based Service Coordinator, Emily Black, loves helping people make big changes in their lives. “I like hearing the success stories from staff about the work they’re doing for the clients they support,” says Emily.
Hawke’s Bay manager upskills to better support at-risk youth
“There are definitely things I’ve learnt that have opened my eyes, and that I look at completely differently now,” says Nicky Mapp, Programme Manager at Hawke’s Bay’s Ignite Youth Employment.
Level 5 graduate overcomes self-doubt to be a better leader
Paraparaumu service manager, Karen Macilquham started as a support worker with IDEA Services more than 25 years ago. “The programme reinforced what I knew. But it also made me think of things differently. It made me much more aware of others and our different learning styles”.