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Health and Wellbeing Qualifications Review

We’re reviewing a suite of eight Health and Wellbeing qualifications

A comprehensive review

Toitū te Waiora is planning a comprehensive review of eight qualifications in 2024. As the qualification developer, we want to ensure the qualifications are fit-for-purpose for the sector – and that graduates can meet the requirements of the Health and Wellbeing workforce.   

Our engagement with our sector has highlighted the need to take a combined approach. Reviewing the qualifications together will ensure a big picture view and an aligned approach to the engagement process to address gaps in qualification pathways. 

  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) [Ref: 2469]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands in Healthcare Assistance; Integrated Practice (Family and Whānau Harm); Newborn Hearing Screening; Orderly Services; Support Work; Vision Hearing Screening; and Whānau, Kin and Foster Care [Ref: 2470]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) (Level 4) [Ref: 2989]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care Practice Assistance) (Level 4) [Ref: 2990]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Rehabilitation Support) (Level 4) with strands in Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Impairment, and Chronic Illness [Ref: 2991]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands in Community Health Work; Disability Support; Diversional Therapy; Mental Health and Addiction Support; and Whānau, Community and Social Services [Ref: 2992]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4) [Ref: 4108]
  • New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5) [Ref: 1865] 

Working collaboratively  

We need your support. 

Guidance from sector stakeholders, providers, Māori, and other groups like Pacific and tangata whaikaha, is crucial. By reviewing these qualifications together and working closely with the sector, we aim to ensure any changes address gaps in the pathways and provide scaffolded learning opportunities.  

We want to make sure we include the voice of sector, industry, learners, providers, iwi and other key stakeholders in the review. There are a few ways you can participate: 

  • Receive project updates 
  • Join an advisory group, or  
  • Have a one-on-one kōrero with our team 

Advisory groups will ensure we have representation and insight across different specialist areas of the sector. Current providers will work with us to identify any areas for improvement for qualifications and we will also work alongside industry to identify gaps in the workforce and priorities for the sector. 

Health and Wellbeing Survey

Toitū te Waiora is launching a Health and Wellbeing Survey

This is the first phase of the Review and a chance for industry and providers to register your interest and tell us what you think about the current Health and Wellbeing qualifications and workforce.  

The feedback we receive will shape our consultation and discussions with advisory groups and help to ensure that the Health and Wellbeing suite continues to be fit for purpose for learners and the sector.  

Depending on how many questions you answer the survey can take between 5 and 25 minutes. The survey will be open until 29 February 2024.

Register your interest and take part in the Health and Wellbeing Survey

Register your interest, have your say on the current qualifications or let us know about any gaps in your workforce.

More information

Register your interest for the project on the first page of the Health and Wellbeing Survey.

Contact the team on [email protected] 

For information on how we are engaging with Māori and Pacific contact Wayne or Maikali on: