NZTC now offering healthcare quals

Two new qualifications will help provide solid pathways into jobs in the aged care, community support, disability and other healthcare sectors as well as professional development opportunities for healthcare assistants.

Open minds, open doors – more please!

The home and community support services (HCSS) sector is crying out for more training opportunities like Open Minds, Open Doors, following the success of the popular dementia training programme.

Best practice: training and staff development

JUDE BARBACK talks to four organisations that are seeing results with changes they have made to their approaches to training and staff development.

Person-centred care – nice concept, but what actually is it?

JUDE BARBACK discovers the ingredients of the truly person-centred approach taken by Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital.

Catering qualifications: training kitchen staff

Where should villages or rest homes look to provide the right sort of training for their catering staff?

The changing face of training: the Career Force and Health Ed Trust dispute

The fall out between Careerforce and Health Ed Trust signals a new chapter for aged care training. JUDE BARBACK investigates what went wrong and why, and what it means for the sector.

Training village managers

The Retirement Villages Association (RVA) recently conducted a major formal review of training for retirement village staff. JUDE BARBACK considers what the findings mean for retirement village managers.
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