NZACA Trade Exhibition: Government-approved and Funded Training

Kalandra training

Kalandra is New Zealand’s only Government-approved and funded training provider specialising in health care for older people. Kalandra was established in 2016 by Chief Executive Dr Christine Clark to address the deficit in Health Care Assistant capability.

In a world dominated by an ageing society, the demand for the provision of care that older people expect and deserve is rapidly outstripping current support staff numbers and abilities.

Kalandra’s purpose is to meet that demand and, by extending Health Care Assistant knowledge and skills, to optimise the standard of care received by aged people in New Zealand and internationally.

Built on a value system that holds caring, respect and knowledge at its core Kalandra provide leadership in health care support by collaborating with stakeholders to identify training needs. Actively developing and sharing innovation and high-quality training programmes that demonstrate best practice across the sector.

Programme content aligned to the latest international standards and designed to improve the quality, range and delivery of care offered to the older person. All the Health Care Assistant training programmes are NZQA approved and include Healthcare (aged), Dementia Care, Palliative Support, Mental Health and Addictions.

Holistic care does not diminish with age Kalandra recognises this and offers a suite of short course programmes designed to improve the daily experience of older people. Kalandra also has short courses in Specialist Clinical Topics and Complementary Health Therapies.

Come and chat to Lianne Saunders on stand 62 or email training@kalandra.ac.nz for more information.