Developing the health and disability
Kaiāwhina workforce

Priorities 2020-2025

 Mā te āwhina, e ora ai te torohū o te Kaiāwhina
Nurturing the limitless potential of the Kaiāwhina workforce


As the five-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan (the Plan) 2015-20 approached the end of its work, the Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce have shifted focus on progress to the next five-year Plan.  This is to ensure the work supporting the Kaiāwhina workforce continues and will be accelerated beyond the end of June 2020.

Input and feedback have been provided by the members of the Taskforce through workshops in 2019 and more recently the COVID-19 updates shared during [Zoom] Taskforce hui in April and June 2020.

A mandate of support has been given for the continuation of a refreshed Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce from the Ministry of Health and the Health Workforce Advisory Board, to support the new Plan for the next five years 2020-2025. Careerforce has made a commitment to continue to support the Plan with resourcing, subject to the impacts of the Reform of Vocational Education [RoVE].

The collective input from the Taskforce, Working Group and other sector stakeholders has been consolidated and finalised resulting in the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan 2020 – 2025 (the Plan). The Plan has five key priorities, with each priority supported by a set of key actions.

The intention is for the Plan to continue as a living document, refreshed as circumstances warrant.  The Taskforce hui during the COVID-19 rāhui/lockdown provided some new shaping of the priorities; we anticipate further refinements as the full impact of COVID-19 are further understood.