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Notices from Health Promotion Forum: March 2018

Wednesday, March 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 information (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 participants valuable skills, insights and tools intended to improve communications practice and understanding of your target audiences.

Dates: Thursday 26th to Friday 27th April 2018.
Location: Auckland.

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


Did you know that as an HPF member you can list your vacancies here? Contact HPF to discuss your next job advertisement.

Positions at the Mental Health Foundation

There are few jobs going at the Mental Health Foundation currently:

In the news

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

Welcome to IUHPE 2019

Kia ora. The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand (HPF) is honored to be hosting the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, in association with the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Those dedicated to health promotion will unite with health and sustainable development leaders and practitioners in April to explore the contribution of health promotion to the health of the planet and sustainable development. Held every three years, the IUHPE Conference brings together leading health promoters to exchange knowledge, build networks and define best practice in health promotion, research and theory. 

Dates: 7th to 11th April 2019.
Location: Rotorua.

The Conference Committee are proud to announce IUHPE 2019 will have four official languages: English, French, Spanish and Te Reo Maori. 

Find out more about the 2019 IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion.

Check out the interview with Executive Director of HPF Sione Tu'itahi as he explains why New Zealand is the perfect host for a conference based on planetary health and sustainable development.

HPF 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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