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Selwyn Times: May 17, 2016

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322 Tuesday [Edition May datE] 17 2016 Looking back CONTINUING EDUCATION SELWYN TIMES Ara extends vocational training across Canterbury SALE: A clearing sale of 11000 sheep at Bangor Estate in Darfield took place in March 1910. BIG SNOW: Colgate Station was still covered in snow a week on from the 1918 snowfall that halted services throughout Canterbury. •Heritage photos supplied by Selwyn Libraries. If you have any information about this photo, please contact the library via www.selwynlibrary.co.nz ArA InstItute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary option for a fast-changing world. It was created earlier this year, when CPIt and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success. Chief executive Kay Giles says Ara brings together the best knowledge, expertise and the greatest passion for teaching, to deliver a superior learning experience and the very best outcomes for graduates, employers and new Zealand “Ara is all about equipping graduates with real-world industry-relevant knowledge and hands-on experience to help them get the career they want, then excel in it.” At teaching centres spanning the region from Kaikoura to Oamaru, Ara provides tailored programmes and skills training designed to lead to rewarding careers. “Whatever your dreams and goals, every prospective student will find an opportunity and path of learning at Ara – from Level 1 basic numeracy and literacy to Level 9 Masters qualifications,” Giles says. “What’s more, Ara provides a greater number of programmes, more online or blended delivery, more flexible part time options, workplace training, apprenticeships, flipped classrooms and “Ara is all about equipping graduates with real-world industry-relevant knowledge.” group work. This includes innovative collaborations with other educational providers and industry.” Ara is the Maori word for path or journey and represents the learning process and the many pathways to success. Giles says Ara stays relevant by using learning models that are constantly adaptive, flexible and responsive to the industry and regional needs. “Whatever career you choose, and wherever it may take you, as an Ara graduate you can be sure that your knowledge and skills will always be relevant and you’ll be ready for the challenges and opportunities our changing world presents.” Fabulous Animal Free Entertainment In a Beautiful Classic Big Top Rolleston - Rolleston Recreation Reserve Friday 20th May - 7.00pm Saturday 21st May - 2.00pm & 7.00pm Sunday 22nd May - 2.00pm Coming to Amberley A Great Time Guaranteed! Tickets start $15 Child $20 Adult - 3 years and under free Avoid Disappointment - book online at www.circusaotearoa.co.nz (No Credit Card required)

[Edition datE] 3 SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 17 2016 33 CONTINUING EDUCATION Widely recognised trades training the sOuthern Institute of technology Christchurch campus in hornby offers a great range of education possibilities for those looking for a trade’s qualification. If you are keen on getting involved in Construction, we offer the national Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied trades skills, a 12 week, Level 2 programme. This programme provides a pathway for students to enter into a range of trade-related professions and its main focus is teaching them the practical skills they require for further study. We also offer the Level 3 Certificate in Construction, where students spend three days on campus and two days out in the community on work experience. All students are involved in building a house from scratch, ensuring sound practical skills in conjunction with classroom learning. Our programmes are widely recognized within related industries and sIt has a proven record of students moving into employment or apprenticeships. Courses are nZQA approved and students are eligible for student loans and allowances. spaces for midyear 2016 are filling fast and demand for affordable trades training is high. to find out more, discuss options or tour the facilities, call 0800 tO stuDY (0800 867 883), go to www.sit.ac.nz or visit the campus at 60 Waterloo road hornby. Not all first aid certificates are created equal While first aid courses must achieve prescribed new Zealand Qualification Authority (nZQA) standards to be certified, not all training providers deliver the same course. Providers offering shortened courses or courses not meeting nZQA training requirements are now in the spotlight. nZQA and the Department of Labour have published a factsheet to outline requirements for first aid training based on currently registered nZQA unit standards. Below are a summary of what we think you should know. Course differences training providers can market their courses under a wide range of names. employers should be cautious in thinking that a one-day workplace first aid course will meet their needs in industries such as construction, engineering, forestry and industrial. More advanced learning is important to meet the proper workplace assessments and meet health and safety obligations. If there are risks of falling, or medium to high injury, then take careful look in the shortened courses as these subjects may not be covered. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that employees attend courses appropriate to their industry risks. Unit standard-based first aid training The minimum duration of first aid training and assessment will be for training based on: • unit standards 6400, 6401 (or 26552) and 6402 (or 26551), a minimum of 12 hours’ training and assessment • unit standards 6401 (or 26551) and 6402 (or 26552), a minimum of eight hours’ training and assessment • For refresher training where the learner’s certificate is no older than two years and three months from date of issue, a minimum of six hours’ training and assessment First aid training must cover the outcomes of the nZQA first aid unit standards being assessed and any additional modules identified by the employer through the workplace risk assessment process as outlined in Department of Labour guidelines. Only first aid training providers accredited by nZQA can award the credits and issue a first aid certificate. nZQA conduct regular external evaluative reviews on all training providers. new Zealand red Cross is proud to hold a double highly Confident accreditation in both educational Performance and Capability in self-Assessment. This means that nZ red Cross is a Category One training provider. First aid refresher training refresher training is required every two years to maintain the certificates. The requirement allows for a three-month period of grace, so the cut off period is two years and three months, which should allow sufficient time to enrol onto a suitable course. If a certificate is not renewed for more than three calendar months from the second anniversary date of issue, it will be necessary for the certificate holder to complete full first aid training to maintain currency. For the purposes of workplace first aid emergency management, employers will need to ensure that their first aid personnel maintain competency at all times. STUDY HORTICULTURE Enrolment are now open. Entry to this programme is open to NZ Citizens and Residents and students over 18 years of age. Intake start dates are subject to student availability. No Fees! Hamish Kelland Ryan Young 021 222 9678 ryan@skillsupdate.co.nz NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING Christchurch Course Dates 2016 Venue: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton First Aid Revalidation Course (6 hours) Cost $120.00 per person (certificates must not have expired for more than 3 months) Time: 8.30am – 3.15pm Monday 20 June 27 June 11 July Friday 10 June 24 June 8 July Tuesday 14 June 19 July 9 August Sunday 22 May 29 May 19 June For bookings please call 0800 REDCROSS or 339-7111 Book online at www.redcross.org.nz Wednesday 25 May 1 June 8 June USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE - COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID, ESSENTIAL FIRST AID, REVALIDATION OR TAILORED TRAINING TO SUIT YOU AT YOUR PLACE OR OURS. NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS - GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING CHRISTCHURCH COURSE DATES 2016 • VENUE: 32 BIRMINGHAM DRIVE, MIDDLETON Comprehensive First Aid PLUS Course (16hrs or 4hr upgrade) Comprehensive First Aid Course (12hrs) Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 and 25411 or 26552, 26551, 6400 and 25411 Cost $265.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST for 16 hours or $80.00 per person for upgrade following completion of CFA Time: Day One 8.30am – 5.30pm Day Two 8.30am – 5pm Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 or 26552, 26551, 6400 Cost $210.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST Time: Day One & Day Two 8.30am - 3.15pm 16 Hours Thursday/Friday 23 & 24 June 21 & 22 July 4 Hours Friday 1.15pm-5pm 24 June 22 July 2 x Tuesdays 24 & 31 May 7 & 14 June 5 & 12 July 2 x Wednesdays 22 & 29 June 13 & 20 July 3 & 10 August Thursday/Friday 26 & 27 May 2 & 3 June 9 & 10 June USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE - COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID, ESSENTIAL FIRST AID, REVALIDATION OR TAILORED TRAINING TO SUIT YOU AT YOUR PLACE OR OURS. Essential First Aid Course (8hrs) Unit Standard 6402, 6401 or 26551, 26552 Cost $150.00 per person Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday 13 June 18 July 29 August Tuesday 24 May 7 June 5 July Wednesday 22 June 13 July 3 August Thursday 2 June 14 July 28 July Saturday 21 May 28 May 18 June Time: Day One 8.30am - 5.30pm Day Two 8.30am - 12.45pm 2 x Mondays 13 & 20 June 18 & 25 July Thursday/Friday 23 & 24 June 21 & 22 July 18 & 19 August Weekends 21 & 22 May 28 & 29 May 18 & 19 June FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL 0800 REDCROSS OR 339-7111 • BOOK ONLINE AT WWW.REDCROSS.ORG.NZ