Developing the health and disability
Kaiāwhina workforce


Kaiāwhina Documents/Resources   

PDF icon    Poster Kaiawhina Workforce Action Plan

PDF icon    Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan [refresh]

PDF iconKaiāwhina Health and Disability Pathway : The diagram illustrates the connection between the Kaiāwhina workforce and qualifications pathways across levels.


PDF iconGlossary of Terms – Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan : Document listing the frequently used terms used within the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan and their definitions.


PDF iconFrequently asked Questions – Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan: Document summarising the frequently asked questions and answers relating to the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan.

PDF iconKey Messages: Kaiawhina Workforce Action Plan: Summary list of Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan Key Messages.


PDF icon Terms of Reference Kaiawhina Workforce Taskforce: This document summarises the purpose and structure of the Kaiawhina Workforce Action Plan Taskforce.


PDF iconKaiawhina Stakeholder Engagement Survey Summary APRIL 2015 :  Summary of an on-line survey that was developed with the purpose of seeking support for the Kaiāwhina Workforce draft actions.

PDF iconHWNZ Strategic Plan – Statement of Intent  2014- 2018: The Health Workforce New Zealand(HWNZ) Strategic Plan; Statement of intent describes the HWNZ strategic approach to working with key workforces to develop a healthcare workforce that is sustainable, flexible and fit for purpose.

PDF iconBackground to the Development of the Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan: The document brings together the stages of phase one: i.e. the purpose and vision, how the action plan came about, framework, domains and outcomes. It also highlights the next stage of the   programme.

PDF iconKaiawhina Action Plan : This Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan features the domains and outcomes that emerged from a series of engagement meetings held with key stakeholders, employers and employees.

PDF icon Health and Disability Kaiawhina Worker Workforce 2013 Profile APRIL 2014: This report, prepared for Careerforce, provides a profile of the unregulated Health and Disability Kaiāwhina workforce (Action Plan Workforce) using official statistics from the 2013 Census. The information contained in this report has been prepared to inform the development of the Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Worker Workforce Action Plan 2014 that is being developed by Careerforce and Health Workforce New Zealand.


External Documents/Resources

   TAS Health Workforce Information Programme data for KaiāwhinaNovember 2018  This document from by TAS ( part of the Workforce Intelligence network) provides information about DHB employed kaiāwhina.

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NZACA: Staff living in New Zealand and Working in Aged Residential Care while on a Visa – SEPTEMBER 2015   :  This document provides a brief summary of findings from NZACA’s most recent Member Profiling Survey about staff working in aged residential care that are on a visa.

PDF iconCalderdale Framework for the Kaiawhina Taskforce:  This summary of the South Island Allied Health Implementation of the Calderdale Framework features background, current projects and where to next. Also See Framework Questions and Answers

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Summary of key publicly available reports on the kaiawhina workforce:  This document provides a brief summary of significant known reports that indicate the scale and scope of the Kaiāwhina workforce.

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The New Zealand disability support workforce: 2015 survey of NZDSN member organisations: This report presents the findings of a joint survey conducted by the New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) and Te Pou.  The survey covered the disability workforce within scope of the 123 NZDSN member organisations.

PDF iconHealth Workforce information programme:  DHB employed workforce information pdf reports are generated each quarter (March, June, September, December), and provide a snapshot overview of the DHB employed workforce.

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Health of the Health Workforce 2015 – published FEBRUARY 2016 :  This Health of the Health Workforce Report 2015 is Health Workforce New Zealand’s second update on the state of the health and disability workforce.

PDF iconManaging for quality aged residential care with a migrant workforce – June 2015


PDF iconEJE Briefing Paper final 2015: This job evaluation exercise commissioned by the PSA compares the work of community support workers (CSW) working in intellectual disability support services with Health/Therapy Assistants and Corrections Officers.

PDF iconThe Role of Health Workforce New Zealand AUGUST 2015 : Link to page on Health Workforce New Zealand website – describing the role of Health Workforce New Zealand.

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Adult mental health and addiction workforce 2014: 2014 survey of Vote Health funded services


PDF iconStill working for love APRIL 2014: This purpose of this paper is to focus on care workers employed in clients’ own homes recognising the skills and responsibilities of home-based care workers.

PDF iconNZ Aged Care Workforce Survey report 2014: This report details findings from the New Zealand Aged Care Survey 2014, supported by the New Zealand Work Research Institute and the AUT University Faculty of Business and Law.  The survey questioned both employees and managers in residential and home/community aged care about who is working and what experiences are.

PDF iconNew Roles and Initiatives – Health Workforce New Zealand JUNE 2014 : Link to page on Health Workforce New Zealand website – outlining new roles and initiatives.  The page covers innovative thinking to ensure the health workforce has the flexibility and resources to meet the needs of the public into the future.

PDF iconIssues with individualised funding – for travel case 2014: The Enhanced Individualised Funding (IF) of the Ministry of Health’s “new model of disability support” and individualised funding packages of “Enabling Good Lives”, are a good example of client-directed funding. They are good examples in that they demonstrate both the strengths and weaknesses of the model.

PDF iconTaeao o Tautai: Pacific Public Health Workforce Development Implementation Plan – Ministry of Health New Zealand MARCH 2014 : Link to page on Health Workforce New Zealand website  – outlining the publication which supports the implementation of the national public health workforce strategy: Te Uru Kahikatea 2007-2016.

PDF iconMinistry of Health Disability Workforce Action Plan 2013 2016, MAY 2013: Workforce development is critical in the provision of quality disability services and supports for disabled peoples in New Zealand. The disability workforce continues to encounter issues which include an unidentifiable career pathway, pay disparities and working conditions and access training and development. The Government select committee recommended the implementation of a cross-sector workforce strategy in 2008 to address these issue and more. This workforce strategy 2009/14 has since been developed and was delivered in 2009.

PDF iconA Model for Successful Maori Learners in Workplace Settings MARCH 2013: This document explores the drivers for workforce participation, career aspirations and expectations, and the enablers and barriers to participation, progression, and engagement of Màori in the workplace.

PDF iconMinistry of Health. 2012. Rising to the Challenge 2012: The Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan 2012-2017. In December 2012, the Government announced a 5-year service development plan for mental health and addiction services. The aim is to ensure that New Zealanders have better access to quality mental health and addiction services. Health service providers will work alongside individuals, families, whānau and communities so that people with mental health or addiction issues are able to get the help they need sooner and recover faster when they are unwell.

PDF iconHuman Rights Commission. 2012. Caring Counts 2012: The Human Rights Commission has used its Inquiry powers to examine equal employment opportunities in the aged care sector and has gathered evidence from 886 participants over a 12 month period in 2011-2012.

PDF iconGrant Thornton. 2010 Aged Residential Care Service Review 2010:   The Aged Residential Care Service Review launched 8 September 2010 is the most extensive ever undertaken. Population forecasts indicate the Aged Residential Care sector must evolve in order to accommodate growth and change. This review provided at opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate and contribute to a sustainable future and has had the highest provider participation rate of any comparable international study.

PDF iconThe New Zealand Health Strategy – Ministry of Health New Zealand DECEMBER 2000 : Link to The New Zealand Health Strategy document which provides the framework within which District Health Boards and other organisations across the health sector operate.

PDF iconUp Where We Belong Resource NOVEMBER 2009: This paper prepared by the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi and the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota, supports the “Up Where We Belong” campaign designed to raise the status of disability support work.

PDF iconTe Uru Kahikatea (TUK) – The Public Health Workforce Development Plan – Health Workforce New Zealand MAY 2007 : Link to page on Health Workforce New Zealand website – outlining the national strategy to guide public health workforce development in Aotearoa, New Zealand. TUK has a 10 year focus that aims to support the growth and development of the public health workforce.

PDF iconThe Non-Regulated Workforce in the Health and Disability Sector SEPTEMBER 2006