Toitū te Waiora (community, health, education, and social services) Workforce Development Council represents sectors including care services, youth services, disability services, education and educational support services, funeral services, and mental health and addictions services.
We also represent health services, public order safety, regulatory services, skin and nail therapy services, social services, and urban pest control.
We are about people helping people, and we are proud of the difference our sectors make in Aotearoa.
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Review of Asbestos Removal Unit Standards
Toitū Te Waiora and Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Councils are commencing a review of four Asbestos Removal unit standards.
To be a part of this review, please email email@example.com, by Friday the 17th of September 2022. We welcome all feedback!
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Health and care sector a priority for Regional Workforce Plans
Regional Skills Leadership Groups have launched their plans for skills and workforce development in our regions and cities with the healthcare and social assistance sector a key focus area.
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Beauty Services qualification reviews 3443, 3444, 3445, 3457, 3458, 3459, and 3442 in collaboration with Toi Mai. August 2022
Toitū te Waiora has completed its initial public consultation for the review of seven Beauty Services qualifications. We welcome all feedback on the reviewed qualifications. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Friday 26 August.
Consultation was undertaken with a range of interested parties between February and June 2022.
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First aid unit standard reviews (6400, 6401, 6402, 25459), 28th of June 2022
Toitū te Waiora has completed its initial public consultation for four First Aid unit standards. We welcome all feedback on the reviewed standards. Please email us at email@example.com by close of business on Friday the 29th July 2022.
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Thoughts on Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People
Last Friday, July 1, the Honorable Carmel Sepuloni and the Honorable Poto Williams launched Whaikaha Ministry of Disabled People at Parliament.
Ohi Mahi General Manager Whaikaha Disability Roger Herangi shares his thoughts on the historic new Ministry.
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Council member Matthew Tukaki's new role
Toitū te Waiora congratulates our Council member Matthew Tukaki (Ngāi Te Rangi) on his appointment as the new Director of the Suicide Prevention Office this week.
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A warm welcome to our new GM Disabilities
Monday’s pōwhiri for the new Ohu Mahi General Manager Disabilities, Roger Herangi, was a celebration of hope and aspiration for tāngata whaikaha (the disabled community) throughout Aotearoa. Those at the Wharewaka in Wellington and joining online were left with no doubt about the importance of the new role, which reflects the priority given to tāngata whaikaha as a result of the review of vocational education.
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An exciting milestone for tāngata whaikaha
Monday 20 June will mark an important day for tāngata whaikaha – people with disabilities – with the official welcome for the new General Manager Disabilities at Ohu Mahi. Roger Herangi is taking up the role, bringing with him an impressive array of skills and experience, including almost 10 years as a Senior Strategy Advisor at the Ministry of Health.
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First Aid refresher courses - COVID-19 grace period
Toitū te Waiora would like to remind first aid providers and employers that there is now a grace period for refresher courses that applies to Unit Standards 6400, 6401 and 6402.
The maximum time allowed between the award of these standards to an individual and their first refresher course is now two years and six months. Likewise, the maximum time allowed between refresher courses is also two years and six months.
People who do not undertake refresher courses in this timeframe will be required to re-take the unit standards.
This grace period will remain in place until further notice.
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Skills Survey up now
Toitū te Waiora is seeking input from across our sectors about the challenges and needs facing the workforce.
We have been asking our sector contacts for their feedback through a survey, making sure they have a chance to have their voices heard.
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