Careerforce receives top ratings in latest NZQA review

Industry training organisation Careerforce passes external audit with flying colours.

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.

A caregiver’s duty that became a passion

Caregiver Filimone ‘Tukai’ Rainibogi didn’t expect that his first-hand experience supporting loved ones through difficult times would eventually lead him to a career that...

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.

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.

Catering qualifications: training kitchen staff

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

The Eden Alternative® is changing the culture of care

As populations age across the globe, the urgency to provide a framework for improved wellbeing is gaining momentum. Institutional care practices of the 20th...

Moved to tears: celebrating the first health and wellbeing apprenticeships

Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.

Making progress: workforce discussions gain momentum with each conference

JUDE BARBACK attends the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference this week and takes heart from the clear progress and direction that is being made year on year in raising the status of one of New Zealand's most under-valued workforces.

Bringing accessibility and flexibility to caregiver training

Keeping on top of staff training needs is sometimes easier said than done. The realities of shift work, varying caregiver hours and busy rest home life in general can make staff education and training difficult. But thanks to digital technology, training is becoming more accessible and transportable than ever.

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