NZTC showcases Health and Wellbeing programs at NZACA conference
NZTC Enrolments Advisor Hannie Kwon speaking with a conference delegate
New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) travelled to Rotorua during the first week of September to attend this year’s New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) conference.
Centred on the theme ‘Trends and Challenges in an Ageing World’, the conference brought together hundreds of healthcare industry experts and professionals to explore ways of bringing about change in the aged care sector – with particular reference to addressing the need for skilled workers and providing training to accommodate the rapid growth rate of the ageing population in the long-term.
NZTC showcased the college’s New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved and Careerforce endorsed Level 3 and 4 Health and Wellbeing programs, which are both recognised under the pay equity settlement agreement.
“It was a fantastic opportunity to listen to speakers and what they had to share regarding the aged care sector, particularly around the pay equity settlement, the political perspective with the 2017 election, and to meet with other exhibitors on the trade floor,” said NZTC Enrolments Advisor, Hannie Kwon.
“We enjoyed engaging in conversations with various healthcare providers, and it was great to see some familiar faces from the aged care facilities we have visited this year.”
The benefits of studying NZTC’s programs were shared with delegates throughout the conference, highlighting the college’s flexible study modes and extensive student support, as well as the scholarship opportunities available to support healthcare assistants wishing to upskill.
“It has been an exciting year for NZTC as we launched our Level 4 programs and celebrated our first Level 3 Health and Wellbeing graduates in June,” said NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox.
“We are passionate about supporting those who work in the caring profession with our recently launched New Zealand programs that are relevant, sector-supporting and client-focused, while being flexible to support busy student lifestyles.
“It was an honour to share these enabling opportunities at the NZACA conference,” said Fox.