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Micro-credential in advanced health quality improvement available through Improving together: Advisors programme

Building Leadership & Capability
29 June 2023

 Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission is excited to be able to offer the Advanced health quality improvement (Micro-credential) (Level 5).

This is offered by Te Tāhū Hauora through the Improving together: Advisors programme, which aims to develop and expand the quality improvement skills and knowledge required to become an effective facilitator of change. This includes gaining an understanding of elements of the broader complexity of the system of health and disability care delivery, and strategies to lead quality improvement activities within this complexity.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Advanced health quality improvement (Micro-credential) (Level 5) and has assessed it to be equivalent to 40 credits (40 x 10 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

The Advisors programme is designed for health care professionals who have a major portion of their work focused on improvement and who will be viewed by senior leadership as vital assets for quality improvement in their organisations.

Dr Peter Jansen, Tumuaki Chief Executive of Te Tāhū Hauora, says the assessment of the course by NZQA is an exciting development for the organisation’s efforts in offering education on quality improvement for the health and disability sector.

‘We are pleased that our Improving together: Advisors programme has been assessed by NZQA. Our quality improvement courses have been a core part of the work of Te Tāhū Hauora throughout the years, providing opportunities for people working in the sector to collaborate and share improvement strategies around the motu.’

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