The Mycare Kalandra Scholarship provides the opportunity to study a Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Certificate, with a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support, free of cost. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship please click here to complete the eligibility questionnaire.
Who is eligible?
Any worker that has complete all their trust and safety checks, and has applied for their first role through Mycare.
They must also have:
- a good level of English comprehension
- previous healthcare experience
- no criminal convictions
- access to a computer and, a phone that can take video
The scholarship covers all of your course costs, including module material digitally sent to you, and support from Kalandra tutors. The scholarship will not provide funding for you to access or purchase a computer or video capable phone to complete course work with, as you must already have access to these before enrolling in the course.
What do I need to provide?
You must have access to a computer and a phone capable of taking video to be able to complete course work. Your modules will be sent to you digitally and you will need to return them digitally to Kalandra for marking. You may also need to record some tasks on video as evidence, which is why you require access to a phone capable of taking video.
When do I need to start the course?
While there is no deadline on separate course content, we do expect that you make a start on coursework within a month of your enrolment. If this is not possible for some reason, you must get in contact with Mycare at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kalandra at email@example.com as soon as possible so we can support you to start the course. If you do not contact us and do not start the course within a month of enrolment, we will have to consider withdrawing your scholarship offer.
When do I need to send in work?
There is no deadline for when you need to complete course work. We recommend that you try to set aside a few hours a week to complete course work, and once you have completed a module you can send it in to Kalandra Education Group who will mark your work for you. Once you have completed the necessary modules to complete your course, Kalandra will provide you with your qualification certificate.
How long will it take?
You are in control of how much time you spend on your coursework and therefore how long your course will take. There is no deadline on when you need to complete coursework but the faster you complete work, the faster you will be able to receive your course qualification.
The full course programme is 1200 hours, with 440 of those hours going towards practical work. However, these hours may be reduced based off of your prior learning or experience. Depending on your record of prior learning it can take anywhere from 3 months to 1 year to complete.
We recommend that you try to set aside a few hours each week to complete course work. This will allow you to manage your time to best fit around your other commitments, and complete your qualification in the time frame that suits you.
We do expect that you complete your course within 46 weeks, however if you have not completed the course within this time frame you must contact Mycare at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kalandra at email@example.com so we can consider extension possibilities and support you to complete your qualification.
What do I do once I have finished my course?
You are not obligated to continue studying with Kalandra, but if you would like to they offer a range of other courses you are able to enter at your own cost. You are also able to continue searching for work through Mycare, and add this qualification to your profile.
What does this qualification give me?
The course will provide you with a New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) with a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support. This is a level 4 qualification that will provide you with skills to open up a wider range of job opportunities and the potential to gain a higher pay rate.
Is this qualification recognised by NZQA?
Yes, this is a NZQA recognised course worth 120 credits, and the qualification is recognised nationwide. Once you have completed the course, it will be added to your record of achievements.
Do I have to be a Citizen/Resident to be eligible?
Yes, to be eligible for this scholarship you must be a New Zealand or Permanent Resident of New Zealand. This is the same criteria for any education institute in New Zealand where the government subsidies education. Because of this criteria, we require that you are able to provide proof of citizenship or residency. If you are a New Zealand born Citizen you can use your New Zealand passport or birth certificate as proof. If you are a permanent resident of New Zealand you can use your resident’s visa as proof. We require a clear photo or scan of your proof of residency to be sent in with your completed scholarship application.
If you are interested in applying for the scholarship please complete the eligiblity questionnaire here.