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.

Positive first year for NZTC’s healthcare training programmes

INsite asks New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) chief executive SELENA FOX about the education provider's first year delivering training and education in the health and wellbeing space.

Study group the way to success for Tongan support worker

A peer mentoring programme proved to be instrumental to Tongan support worker Ainise Toupili's learning success.

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.

A day in the life of an InterRAI Educator

INsite asks MELISSA HALL what attracted her to becoming an interRAI educator and what a typical day involves.

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.

Aged Care Channel launches in New Zealand

Aged Care Channel has recently launched in New Zealand. INsite catches up with new manager JULIE SPARKS to find out what it's all about.

Sense of humour the greatest skill for a career in Diversional Therapy

There’s not many jobs where you can turn up to work dressed as an Irish bar wench without anyone batting an eyelid. But for Pauline Plewinski, her clients are more likely to hit her up for a pint.

Catering qualifications: training kitchen staff

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

Opinion: Ray Lind – the diversity of our care and support workforce

New Zealand is fortunate to have such rich cultural diversity and wealth of knowledge within our care and support workforce. In our new role assessing...

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