From First Aid Trainer to Leading New Zealand Health & Training Provider
Starting life as a specialised First Aid Trainer, Life Care Consultants is now a leading New Zealand NZQA-registered Health & Training Provider.
In 1994 our MD, Janet Brothers, noticed that there was a niche market opening for training staff in businesses around the country in first aid. She felt the two-day First Aid Courses available at the time were cumbersome and not tailored to the businesses and industries the attendees came from. So she became NZQA qualified and set about stripping back the typical First Aid Course. Janet simplified the course and created one that delivered industry-specific high-quality first aid training in one day rather than two.
Better Value, Better Education
Business took off quickly. The increased value, cost savings, and lower staff downtime meant our clients’ staff were better educated and away from their jobs for less time, bringing a measurable benefit to our clients’ businesses. Twenty-three years later and Life Care Consultants has grown both in staff numbers and in the services offered. We now employ over 60 staff, including health consultants, occupational therapists, registered nurses and health care educators. Life Care Consultants has grown its service offering from providing high-quality First Aid Courses to include additional training services such as drug testing training, health and safety training, and fire safety training.
Comprehensive Business Services
Spring forward to today and we now include divisions in our company focused on employee health and wellness (Life Care Health Services, Life Care Nutrition), injury management (Life Care Injury Management) and health, first aid and fire training in schools (Life Care Schools). With a comprehensive set of courses, training programs and management programs we are well on our way to achieving our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of as many New Zealanders as possible. And we are proud to do so.
The Life Care Consultants Timeline
Celebrated 20 Years in business.
Nicola Hunt received her 10 year long service award in 2016.
New Service Divisions
Established a New Plymouth satellite office for training and pre-employment assessments