Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

New agreement signed between Open Polytechnic and IHC

30 October 2017

New agreement signed between Open Polytechnic and IHC

An agreement signed between national distance learning provider Open Polytechnic and IHC, New Zealand’s largest provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities, will see IHC staff given the opportunity to upskill with new qualifications.

Employees from IHC can enrol in one of Open Polytechnic’s new social health and wellbeing qualifications, which they can study online, when and where suits them.

Open Polytechnic’s new qualifications include the fee-free New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) (Support Work) and New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Community and Social Services).

Employees looking to build on an existing health and disability qualification can then also choose to study the Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing, Disability Major, outside of this agreement, which has been co-designed with the disability sector. Next year Open Polytechnic will also launch the Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership.

Head of School of Health and Social Sciences Dr Raymond Young says the agreement joins the growing number of partnerships Open Polytechnic has with providers of disability, mental health and addiction services.

“Open Polytechnic’s Memorandum of Understanding with IHC means a significant number of workers in the intellectual disability sector, including support workers, team leaders and managers will have the opportunity to upskill and extend their knowledge,” Dr Young says.



“Our new social health and wellbeing qualifications have been developed in close consultation with organisations across the disability sector, including IHC. This means graduates will be well prepared to respond to the significant changes being experienced in the disability and community sector in New Zealand.”

“We are really pleased that these qualifications are open to all staff – our commitment to our staff and the people we support means we want to see all staff achieve these, or equivalent qualifications”, says Ross Maden, IHC General Manager Human Resourcing and Training.

“A qualification improves the quality of our services and can give people a higher hourly rate.”

For more information about Open Polytechnic’s new Social Health and Wellbeing qualifications, visit: http://bit.ly/2rPvKNu.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis:
Entre-Deux-Guerres - Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow - Pt I

Aldous Huxley's first novel, published in 1921, is a desiderium of a peculiarly English class of aristocrats and intellectuals who lived in an era that withered away a century ago. More>>


Joseph Cederwall: WOMAD - Love Will Lead Us Home

The events of Friday, moments before the gates opened cast an entirely different shadow over the festival and highlight the importance of such events as a way of growing closer together. More>>

Howard Davis: The Puzzling Poetic Praxis of J.H. Prynne - Pt II

Given the historical and socio-cultural context from which Prynne's poetry emerged, a panoptical perspective on what his poems might be trying to say is indispensable to its comprehension. With some sequences this can be an exceptionally demanding challenge, requiring a great deal of perseverance, concentration, and endurance. More>>

Truth And Beauty: 2019 Ockham Book Award Finalists

The Cage by Lloyd Jones, This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman, All This By Chance by Vincent O’Sullivan, and The New Ships by Kate Duignan are shortlisted for the $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize. More>>

ALSO:

Measles: Two Measles Cases Notified In Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking people who may have been exposed to measles in three public locations to be alert to symptoms. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland