Health Workforce New Zealand leads and supports the training and development of the health and disability workforce

Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) provides national leadership as it works with stakeholders involved in the development of the health workforce.

Our aim is to work with key organisations to ensure the New Zealand public has a health workforce fit to meet its needs. We do this by collaborating with educational bodies and employers to ensure that workforce planning and postgraduate training aligns with the needs of current and future service delivery. The principles that guide our work with the health sector are set out in our engagement philosophy.


Health Workforce New Zealand strategic intent and priorities

Achieving Government’s health targets depends on a capable and well-distributed supply of health professionals.  Since its establishment in 2009, HWNZ has worked on initiatives aimed at developing a workforce capable of supporting the delivery of health targets and other government and wider Ministry priorities for health - Read more