The Mycare Kalandra scholarship allows for you to study the Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) with a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support, free of cost.
The modules on offer include:
- Personal Growth (18 credits) - This module is designed for learners to gain a more in depth understanding about personal growth as a worker in the healthcare industry. This module is person centred, focussing on the individual, their strengths and improving their weaknesses.
- Contributions to the Workplace (15 credits) - Using a strengths and knowledge based approach, this module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding about the culture of service quality and safety in the health and wellbeing settings.
- Communications and Engagement (17 credits) - Working in this complex environment a person centres and strengths based approach is required. This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding communication and engagement of the client, family/whanau and community.
- Understanding early Stage Dementia and Interactions (16 credits) - This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding about early stage dementia and is based on knowledge being the underpinning strength of this learning.
- Managing Dementia (20 credits) - This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding about dementia and how to manage it. This is a challenging environment and thus a person-centred strengths based approach is most effective to facilitate learning.
- Relationships in Healthcare (24 credits) - This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding of relationships and communication in healthcare. This understanding includes the perceptions of the learner and this person centred approach is intrinsic to the module.
- Cultural Identity and Related Issues (10 credits) - This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding of cultural identity and related issues combines a person centred and directed approach with an awareness and knowledge of the impact of other cultures.
To participate in the course you must have a good level of English comprehension, previous healthcare experience, no criminal convictions, access to a computer, a phone that can take video, and a desire to achieve.
Your course will start as soon as your enrolment has been accepted. Each module varies in length, some taking a very short time, and the longest taking 30 hours of work. You are able to work through these at your own pace, then send them through to Kalandra who will mark them, and after completion of the course will provide you with your certificate.
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.