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18 March 2014

IDEA services pilot programme supports staff to gain level 3 qualification

IDEA Services used funding from Te Pou's training grant to support their employees to gain a Level 3 qualification.

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19 July 2013

Te Maramatanga Trust develops its skills

A small day service provider in Christchurch has used funding from a Te Pou training grant to support staff to complete the National Certificate in Health, Disability and Aged Support.

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12 December 2012

Open round training grant: A new way of learning

In a first for the Disability Workforce Development, this year funding was made available through the open round training grant for participation in a webinar. Presented by Australian organisation Fabic, the webinar - Creating Positive experiences for a person with Aspergers or other Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - was based on the principles of functional behaviour assessment.

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4 November 2011

Renaissance Group: Putting the 'dual' back into dual disability

Renaissance Group has seen a significant rise in the number of referrals for people with both a disability and a mental illness. Staff need the skills to understand how to work collaboratively with the mental health sector to develop a joint approach to service provision, and also to understand the different needs of someone who has the double challenge of a dual disability.

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11 August 2011

Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury

Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury has received a Disability Workforce Development training grant to support staff studying for the Level 4 National Certificate in Community Support - Disability Information Provision.

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14 July 2011

Community Connections

The support of Disability Workforce Development training grants has enabled a group of enthusiastic learners at Community Connections to complete the National Certificate in Community Support Work (Core Competencies) in record time, with 100 per cent of students finishing in half the allocated time.

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