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Careerforce is in the process of reviewing a number of Level 2 and Level 3 Health & Wellbeing Unit Standards.

It is important that all our stakeholders are aware of the review process and how they can keep informed.

Starting in mid August 2021, the unit standard review will be carried out through targeted consultation and online meetings; followed by broader consultation via this website to ensure that as much of the sector as possible has had a chance to contribute.

The initial targeted consultation round will be completed by early September, and all updates from the review process will be available here on the Careerforce website.

Progress and updated documents will be available on: https://www.careerforce.org.nz/unit-standards-review/

The unit standards being reviewed are as follows:

US No.TitleLevelCredits
23451Describe the role of a support worker in a health or wellbeing setting25
23686Describe a person’s rights in a health or wellbeing setting23
28517Recognise and report risks and changes for a person in a health or wellbeing setting25
28518Interact with people to provide support in a health or wellbeing setting25
28529Identify the impact of culture on support in a health or wellbeing setting25

 

US No.TitleLevelCredits
16870Describe intellectual disability and the support needs of a person with an intellectual disability34
20826Describe infection control requirements in a health or wellbeing setting23
23386Support a person to meet personal care needs in a health or wellbeing setting35
23452Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or wellbeing setting23
26979Describe the immediate response to the death of a person in a health or wellbeing setting22
28519Maintain a safe and secure environment for people and support workers in a health or wellbeing setting26

 

US No.TitleLevelCredits
23685Describe pre-packaged medication and the process for its use in a health or wellbeing setting22
26978Support a person to eat and drink in a health or wellbeing setting24
26982Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged care, health, or disability context24
28545Apply personal plan requirements to meet the needs of people in a health or wellbeing setting25
28546Describe incontinence and interventions to assist a person in a health or wellbeing setting35
28548Support a person’s wellbeing and quality of life in a health or wellbeing setting23

 

Careerforce is listening

We have already heard that these unit standards are generally fit for purpose, but some parts of the sector would like to change some language to allow different ways of assessment, trying to get away from lots of written theory assessments.

If you would like to participate in the review, please direct queries about this review to qualreview@careerforce.org.nz.