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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: February 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: vacancies, public health, newsletter, Training, Courses, health promotion

Kia ora and greetings

Are you ready to put a qualification to your health promotion experience OR are you considering a career change?

HPF has 25 years’ experience in offering training to meet the needs of a range of communities, programmes and service providers.

Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion

Have you thought about putting a qualification to your health promotion skills or is it time to upskill and further develop your work as a health promoter?

The Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion (CoA) is a level 4 Manukau Institute of Technology qualification. MIT are a registered NZQA provider who has partnered with the Health Promotion Forum of NZ to provide this course. Register NOW to secure your place on the next short course for 2018.

Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm each day.
Cost: $512.50 per person (including GST).

View the HPF terms and conditions about course cancellations and withdrawals. You are required to attend both blocks.

Get more information on enrolment for the Certificate of Achievement (CoA) shortcourses.

A limited number of scholarships are available for this course. Contact Emma Frost for a scholarship application (emma[at]

Let us know if you would like this course delivered in your area.

Download the brochure on the HPF Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion.

Auckland Shortcourse

Block One: Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th April 2018.
Block Two: Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th May 2018.
Location: Manukau Institute of Technology South Campus (Newbury Street, Otara).

Registrations online now for this Auckland shortcourse.

Determinants of Health

Take advantage of this online course where you can study when and where it suits you! The Determinants of Health online workshop contains:

  • Youtube clips, TED talks and resources to help you explore the topic further;
  • Online activities that you need to complete; and
  • An opportunity for you to share your knowledge with other participants.

The workshop is delivered in 4 sections:

  • Introduction;
  • Housing and Education as examples of social determinants of health;
  • Equity; and
  • Health promotion actions.

On completion of the workshop you will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

The cost is $99 per person including GST.

Follow these simple steps to get started:

  • Go to
  • Create an account by clicking the Sign Up link at the top right corner.
  • After receiving your instant confirmation email, you will be logged into OnlineCPD.
  • Navigate to the course enrolment by clicking the Provider link at the top of your home page.

Visit the HPF website for more information on this online course.

Te Wana Training

This training kicks off in April on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th April 2018.  The venue will be determined by the numbers - either Hamilton or Rotorua!  

These two day workshops aim to ensure participants gain a thorough understanding of the internal contact role, and what a systematic quality programme and review cycle involves. Let them motivate your organisation keeping on track and guide you in interpreting the standards and in reflecting critically on practice.   Essential to the Programme:

  • Overview of Te Wana;
  • Structure and range of Te Wana standards;
  • Principles for continuous quality improvement;
  • Phases of a Review Cycle; and
  • Review management and assessment tools.

Complete the online registration form to secure your place on this Te Wana training course.

Contact Te Wana if you have any questions or need further  inforation (admin[at]

Health Communications Media Workshop

This workshop is for people working in the health sector in health promotion and in clinical primary, tertiary and public health roles. The workshop gives participant valuable skills, insights and tools intended to improve communications practice and understanding of your target audiences.

There are two confirmed dates for this workshop in Auckland in 2018:

  • Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd March 2018; and
  • Thursday 26th to Friday 27th April 2018.

Find out more about this Health Communications Media Workshop. You can also email Amenes Media for more information (hello[at]

These workshop are run by Amenes Media who lead a series of interactive media and communication workshops to boost the skills and confidence of people working in health, science, environment, community and government relations.

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA 2018 Advocacy Short Course

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA coordinates an advocacy short course every two years. The course is five days in length and targets researchers, policy actors and practitioners who would benefit from an intensive program in public health advocacy. The 2018 course is supported by IUHPE.

Dates: 12th to 16th March 2018.
Location: Tradewinds Hotel (Fremantle, Western Australia).

They are also making one day available to other participants as part of the short course. The "Advocacy and Ethics - Shining the light on sport sponsorship" day will include a networking dinner with politicians and keynote speakers.

 Contact Emma Frost at HPF  for a brochure on this short course (emma[at]


Did you know that as an HPF member you can list your vacancies here?

Contact HPF to discuss your next job advertisement.

Planetary Wellbeing Network Coordinator

The newly formed Planetary Wellbeing Network (PWN), which currently consists of key people from the Public Health Association, the Health Promotion Forum, and the Prior Policy Centre.

The Network is seeking a Coordinator to play a central role in implementing their innovative approach to public health and health promotion. This approach addresses the realities of health and wellbeing in the 21st century, with its unique challenges (of which climate change is just one), and seeks to develop new and exciting ways aimed at reinvigorating the fields of public health and health promotion.

The Network is committed to an holistic and ecological approach, with the term “wellbeing” indicating that their concerns are more than just with physical disease -  their methods are positive, strength-building, people-centred, environmentally aware, and deeply honouring of culture, diversity, equality and sustainability.

There is only sufficient funding initally for about one day a week for upwards of a year. But part of the role will be to assist the PWN to persuade funders to contribute to this innovative enterprise - so that this role will grow and survive accordingly.

This position is based in Auckland, and is for someone who:

  • has a passion for public health and/or health promotion;
  • is flexible and creative, and
  • loves new ideas.

It would probably best suit a postgraduate PhD student or similar in public health or health promotion, or someone who has experience in these areas and needs a part-time job. The initial work involves helping to develop presentations and proposals aimed at fund-raising and publicity. The job also involves assisting with the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the PWN, designing a social media-based communications approach to support and encourage a growing network of people interested in this approach, and (in due course) participating in the establishment of one or more evaluated community and policy development demonstration projects designed to illustrate PWN principles in action.

The job is based at the Health Promotion Forum office (Grafton Road, Auckland). The Forum have kindly provided a hot desk and administrative support for this position, with the Coordinator directly responsible to the PWN via a small management group. However the applicant can also choose to work at home for at least some of the time if that suits better. Time may also need to be spent networking in community settings.

Remuneration is negotiable according to qualifications and experience, but is in the order of $40 to $70 an hour - on the basis of seven or so hours a week initially for about 10 months.

Applications for this role close on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Contact Emma Frost at HPF for further information on this Planetary Wellbeing Network role (emma[at]

Posiitions at the Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation are currently seeking applicants for a number of positions:

Student Placements

  • Does your Health or Community organisation need help?
  • Do you have a project you don't have time to complete or need to bring in new knowledge and energy?

A UNITEC Health Promotion student placement could be the solution.

By offering a placement you get the opportunity to work with some of UNITEC's most enthusiastic, innovative and enterprising Health Promotion students before they start job hunting. A tripartite relationship between your organisation, UNITEC and the student will bring real benefits to your organisation. Students are keen to learn, are intelligent and offer you a different perspective within your organisation.

Play an active role and help us develop our future Health Promoters.

Contact Fole (Daleki) Finau at UNITEC for more information (dfinau[at]

In the news

"Promoting Health In Aotearoa New Zealand" is now available in e-format.

Update from the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

Check out what's happening globally at the International Union for Health Promotion and Education website.

Make sure you join us in 2019 when we host the next IUHPE Conference in Rotorua.

Final word

Have you remembered to renew your membership? Call HPF today if you would like to join and be part of a progressive organization leading health promotional locally, regionally, nationally and internationally!

Become a member of HPF and take advantage of:

  • discounts on workshops;
  • HPF course scholarships (conditions apply);
  • training benefits; and
  • much more.

Check out the HPF Calendar of Events for updates.

The HPF website is undergoing changes and we apologise to anyone who has experienced problems registering for workshops or our shortcourses. Please contact Emma if you are having difficulties.

For more news and information, check out the:

Contact Emma Frost for all enquiries on the above notices (emma[at] or 09 300 3071).

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
PO Box 99 064
Newmarket, Auckland 1149
09 300 3071

HPF is the umbrella organisation for all those who identify health promotion as part of their work. The HPF is founded on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Ottawa Charter. This non-profit organisation provides information, training and resources to build the workforce and health promotion leadership.

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