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Health and Medical Academy to train all ages into health sector employment.

This programme brings together a range of services for all ages, particularly those between 25-55 years of age, in one location and provides pathways into health sector jobs.

The Health and Medical Academy is located at 132 McCalister Road, Whakatāne (next to the Nursing School, Awanuiārangi).

The Academy has been funded by Te Ara Mahi and the Provincial Growth Fund.


Our Health and Medical Academy is one of the first in the country, established in November 2020.

It will provide employment pathways for over 150 people per annum into jobs across the Health and Medical sector in the Bay of Plenty.

The Academy is an extension of the Rangatahi Hub.

Health Sector Pathways

The Academy provides pathways into the following employment areas:

  • Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives.
  • Counsellors, Rongoa Specialists, Therapists, Mental Health clinicians.
  • Health Diagnostic Specialists.
  • Health Promotion Kaiārahi.
  • Health Administrators, Healthcare Assistants.
  • Homebase Support and ACC Support Workers and Caregivers.

How the Academy Works:

Phase 1—Make Contact

Visit us or email

We welcome those that have been unemployed long-term or are looking for a new direction as a consequence of the pandemic.

Phase 2—The Plan.

For every individual, a customised plan is designed from a whānau ora approach.

The plan allows individuals to receive a range of integrated services including driving lessons, medical check-ups, counselling and addiction interventions, nutrition plans, mana tangata workshops, IT and financial workshops to name a few.

Each individual is enrolled in our employment program, depending on the chosen employment pathway, to up-skill. This can include work-experience placements.

Phase 3—Qualifications or Placements.

Depending on the chosen employment pathway, individuals are place directly into jobs or placed in tertiary courses to gain the right qualification.

The Health Sector

The Health sector is the largest employment sector across the Bay of Plenty and provides significant career opportunities heading into the future.

Report: Workforce Demand and Tertiary Education Participation for EBOP Health Sector.

Report: Workforce Demand and Tertiary Education Participation for EBOP Health Sector
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