HCA Training to Meet Projected Spike in Demand
The impact of Covid-19 and the accompanying increase in healthcare demands is expected to compound an already existing nationwide shortage in Health Care Assistants.
In response to this rapidly changing and critical situation, Kalandra is now enabling learners enrolling in the June intakes of the Certificate in Health Assistance (Aged Care) (Level 3) to be work-ready and knowledegeable about saftey after two weeks of study.
The training modules for the June 2nd and June 15th intakes have been re-ordered so that the first two weeks cover:
- Infection control measures
- Provision of personal cares
- Moving and handling the client
- Supporting the nutritional needs of the client
- Bed making
After completing the first two weeks of study, learners will continue with the remainder of the 31-week Certificate and at successful completion will graduate with the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with a strand Healthcare Assistance. The knowledge gained in the first two weeks will enable learners to contribute appropriate HCA skills in the aged care sector while they continue with their study.
Kalandra is reaching out to our communities and making this opportunity available to people wanting to shift careers at this time and make a valuable contribution to the care and health of New Zealand.
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