This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the Home Based Support Services Training Initiative which set up and tested an assessment and training framework in foundation skills throughout New Zealand. A variety of organisations contributed to the planning, governance and implementation of the project including Careerforce (Community Support Services ITO), the NZ Home Health Association, providers, consumers, unions, District Health Boards of New Zealand, District Health Boards, and ACC.
The Training Initiative achieved its goals which were to:
- Develop and support the implementation of training and assessment for HBSS support workers to attain the National Certificate.
- Test the training and assessment infrastructure and processes for HBSS support workers to attain the National Certificate; and
- Boost foundation level training of support workers in the HBSS sector.