New learning platform and new people help support Kaiāwhina workforce actions – June 2016



 Workforce Action Plan – New learning platform and new people help support Kaiāwhina workforce actions 

Work is well underway towards achieving the Kaiāwhina Workforce 5-year actions for the health and disability sectors.

Here we can share more of the excellent work relating to the actions and outcomes currently in progress. The full list of 5-year actions can be downloaded here.

Careerforce launches MyPath online learning and assessment platform

This development supports the progress in achieving the following Outcome and Action:

Action 1.1 Ensure learning programmes are readily available to Kaiāwhina in a manner that recognises their learning style, language and culture, together with their physical location and work requirements.The MyPath online learning and assessment platform is now live!  Trainees enrolled in a New Zealand level 2 qualification with Careerforce can now access the learning and complete their theory assessments online. They can track their progress as they go.
Most of the theory
assessments are automatically marked which saves assessors time with marking. There
is no additional cost.

Practical assessments are still undertaken in the workplace with many employers now capturing evidence of competence as it occurs during a normal working week.

Employers are being supported to understand how to include MyPath as part of their training programme resources. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnmm

The Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme, a partnership between Careerforce and Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ), sets out a 20-year vision and a 5-year action plan (2015-2020) for the development of the health and disability Kaiāwhina
(non-regulated) workforce.
For more information, please refer to the Resources section of the Workforce in Action Website:




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Good news as Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce welcomes new faces to represent the ‘Consumer Focus’ domain

Left to right (Mary Maringikura Campbell, Gary Sutcliffe and Marj Allan) bring a wealth of ‘Consumer Focus’ experience and knowledge to the Taskforce. This development provides progress with achieving the following Outcomes and Actions:The ‘Consumer Focus’ principles underpin the implementation of the plan

Mary Maringikura Campbell is the Consumer Consultant at Te Korowai Whariki and Mental Health Consultant for the Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs. She is also a member of the Ministry of Health Long Term Conditions Consumer Panel and the Health Quality and Safety Commission Consumer Network Group.

Marj Allan works with the Health of Older People group, is a member of the Health Quality and Safety Commission Consumer Network Group and the South Island Palliative Care Working Group.  She worked with the Southern Cancer Network to establish the South Island cancer consumer group, including membership of the National Cancer Consumer Representative Advisory Group.

As the coordinator for Health Consumers Advisory Service NZ, Gary Sutcliffe has been supporting the Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce (the Taskforce) in engaging the consumer representation on the Taskforce. He joined Marj and Mary at the Taskforce meeting in May to introduce and contribute alongside them. Gary is a Peer Support Specialist, currently supporting people with multiple long-term health conditions and will deputise for either of the Consumer Representatives if they are unable to attend a meeting.

Key reports on Kaiāwhina workforce increase access to workforce data

This development provides progress with achieving the
following Outcomes and Actions:
Action 1.4Build a centralised and accessible repository of other relevant  workforce data, research and other information
sources to draw upon.….....………………………………………….
A number of significant reports that indicate the scale and scope of the kaiāwhina workforce are publicly available on the Workforce in Action website.To view these reports, please visit the Resources section of the website. Download a summary of key Kaiāwhina profile reports. ……………………………………………….. 

Kaiāwhina Workforce Programme Team



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