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Free First Aid Course On Offer At Highland Park

22June 2005

Free First Aid Course On Offer At Highland Park

Highland Park Community House is offering another series of free First Aid courses for people 16 years of age and over who are NZ residents or have citizenship. First Action Response and Compliance Training Ltd will be tutoring the two days, Sundays 3rd and 10th July from 1.00 to 8.00pm.

Participants will cover NZQA Unit standards 6400, 6401 and 6402. A protective barrier and certificate of completion will be provided. The course focuses on CPR, your responsibilities at the scene of an accident, how to deal with diabetes. asthma and epilepsy. The course will take the form of practical based assessment. Those interested in participating are encouraged to phone and register on 534 5584 to avoid disappointment.

Highland Park Kiwi Life Workshop Expands Programme

Highland Park Community House will be holding another free Kiwi Life programme for new settlers on 30 June. A special addition to the programme will be a workshop on The Education System in New Zealand facilitated by the migrant support team from the Ministry of Education.

Kiwilife is funded by Manukau City Council and runs for one week every month. There are 7 workshops, with the new addition, which basically answer the many questions people have when settling into a foreign country.

For example: How do I find a job? The first workshop 'Finding a job' teaches how to write a CV tailored to requirements of a specific job, gives techniques on getting through the interview, the type of questions likely, and some for the interviewee to ask themselves, to get an insight into the Kiwi work environment.

Settling your family into the kiwi way of life is covered in 'Your family in New Zealand'. Such aspects as problems you may encounter, differences, and how your can make adjustments to cope in a new cultural environment.

Unlike some other countries, where public transport is widely used, the car is a necessity for most kiwis, therefore, 'Driving Education' is an important course. Some new settlers would have been used to driving on the right hand side of the road which presents another challenge to face. You will learn about the practical test and what is required in your Conversion Driving Test.

'Buying a House in New Zealand' is a valuable course for those buying their own house or embarking on property investment. A guide to understanding the market, paperwork and lawyers, real estate agents, even a component on family trusts is included to get people on the right track.

The most recently added workshop, 'The Education System in New Zealand' informs migrants about types of schools, zoning, examinations, expectations, absenteeism, core curriculum and the structure of our education system.

And finally 'Investing in New Zealand' will interest many immigrants. This will advise how to get a good credit rating. What are the best investments and trends in property, the share market and business ventures.

Community House Co-Ordinator, Sandy Ryan, says, "I believe this is one of The most valuable course we run for new settlers, and it's free! Now with the addition of the health workshop, the week's programme covers virtually everything immigrants encounter and need help with to make integration into NZ society a more pleasurable experience. I encourage you to phone and register on 534 5584."


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