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Let's get real: Using the Real Skills Online assessment tool

Free self-assessment tool

Real Skills is a free online self-assessment tool available to organisations in the health and disability sectors. It has been developed by Te Pou to provide an easy way for organisations and the workforce to assess knowledge and skills and plan targeted workforce development. If your organisation is using Let’s get real, then Real Skills can provide you with an easy way to gather, access and review information on your workforce’s knowledge and skills.

Online assessment reports

Organisations can sign up their entire workforce to generate organisational, service and/or team level reports. These reports aggregate anonymous self-assessment information from Let’s get real that the organisation has identified is relevant to their work.

This information can then be used to create workforce development plans in the specific areas where the greatest needs have been identified.

All assessment information is securely stored in people’s profiles and they can easily return and update as required.

These individual reports can be used for professional development planning.

We conducted the Real Skills surveys and concluded that there is something we can learn. All of my staff reflected the essential level in the Let’s get real essential level survey, and I also asked our mental health staff to do the advanced level because that is designed for the mental health and addiction sector.
Data from the surveys gave us a really clear indication of what areas needed to improve

— Grace Ryu - Operations Manager of Asian Health Services at Waitematā DHB.

Let’s get real Real Skills online webinar

Watch this webinar to learn more about using Real Skills Online to support your organisation

Next steps

Sign up your organisation, or to find out more about Real Skills Online and whether it is right for your organisation, please contact Olivia Risi.

To view the steps involved in signing up your organisation and completing a self-assessment download Real Skills Online written guidance for leaders and workers or watch the video below

Real Skills Online written guidance for leaders

Real Skills Online written guidance for workers

Key Contacts

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Lisa Ashton


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