What’s an accreditation?

Accreditations are an official recognition of our qualifications, confirming our capacity and skills to perform our work across New Zealand. We hold several accreditations demonstrating our continuous organisational improvement, training and education programmes and delivery of social services.

Our accreditations

Private Training Establishment, New Zealand Qualifications Authority  

Plunket is a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) required to meet national curriculum standards. This accreditation provides a statement of confidence on Plunket’s educational performance to deliver the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Healthcare Specialty Nursing and the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. This accreditation also qualifies us to deliver Early Childhood Education through Plunket’s Education in Schools programmes, along with recognition of our professional affiliations with Whitireia Community Polytechnic, New Zealand Nursing Council and the Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand.  

Professional Development and Recognition Programmes, Nursing Council of New Zealand 

The Professional Development and Recognition Programmes allow Plunket nurses to be formally rewarded and recognised for meeting competencies at varied levels of practice. These programmes support innovation, reflect contemporary practice and are competency based. Plunket nurses who are on those programmes are exempt from the Nursing Council continuing competency audit process.    

Competence Assessment Programmes, Nursing Council of New Zealand  

New Zealand registered and enrolled nurses are required to hold an annual practicing certificate. If nurses have been out of practice for a period or have not completed the required number of hours of professional development the Nursing Council will stipulate the requirements to renew their practicing certificate. These requirements may be to complete a competency assessment programme. Plunket offers a competency assessment programme for newly employed staff who have this as a requirement to return to practice. To undertake this programme the nurse must have applied for a Plunket nurse position and been appointed to the role on the condition of successfully completing the programme. 

Social Sector Accreditation Standards, Level 2 accreditation, New Zealand Government  

This accreditation ensures that we have the capacity and skills to deliver quality social services against a consistent set of standards. We are accredited to provide the following services: 

  • Family Start – Oranga Tamariki 
  • Parenting Through Separation – Ministry of Justice.