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Health Careers joins hands with the Government of Kerala's KASE program to develop global careers of Indian nurses!

Australian Healthcare educator to establish KASE Global Nursing Leadership Academy in Kerala


Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence

Health Careers, Australia's leading provider of healthcare education and research, has signed an agreement with the Government of Kerala, within the KASE (Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence) program, that will see the Australian based educator develop the skills of nurses as they prepare to pursue careers in India and internationally.

In partnership with the Government of Kerala, Health Careers will establish the KASE Global Nursing Leadership Academy in Cochin, Kerala. The Academy will offer a Nursing Career Advancement Program (NCAP), which is an internationally developed advanced study program for nurses that will upgrade their knowledge, skills and competence.

Speaking at a signing ceremony on December 7th in Thiruvananthapuram, Health Careers CEO and Managing Director Bijo Kunnumpurath noted the importance of life-long learning in improving patient care and health outcomes.

"We are pleased to be joining hands with the Government of Kerala to form a long-term sustainable relationship to develop the skills of youth from Kerala. The KASE Global Nursing Leadership Academy will be a centre for world-class training and Health Careers is proud to partner with KASE in this exciting venture", said Mr Kunnumpurath.

"The demand for skilled healthcare professionals is on the increase around the world, and advancements in medical technology have created the need for focussed training for the future health workforce to develop best practices in healthcare".

Enrolments have already commenced for the first NCAP (Nursing Career Advancement Program) which will commence on February'17 at the KASE Global Nursing Leadership Academy in Cochin, Kerala. Health Careers is also offering placement assistance for students that successfully complete the NCAP program for jobs in leading hospitals and clinics in the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe.

KASE (Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence) is a not-for-profit company under the Department of Labour, Government of Kerala which is currently assigned as the State Skill Development Mission to coordinate the skill development programs and Skill India initiatives of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

Continuing Nursing Education A Must In Today's World.

Given that nursing is one of the most exciting and in demand jobs in the world today. Health Careers Australia's leader in healthcare education, in partnership with Maharashtra Nursing Council, conducted an Indo Australian Nursing Conference on September 13 2016 at Kokilabhen Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, which was attended by 250 nursing leaders and faculty from all over Maharashtra.

The theme of the conference was Continuing Nursing Education, which accrues CNE Points and has now become mandatory in Maharashtra for all registered nurses from ANM to MSC qualifications.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mahadeo Shinde, Chairman of the Continuing Nursing Education Committee, encouraged nurses to start believing in the concept of investing in their careers by upgrading their skills continually. Executive Director of Kokilabhen Hospital, Dr Ram Narain, reinforced the important of excellence in nursing and zero tolerance to negligence. Ramling Mali, President of Maharashtra Nursing Council, delivered keynote addresses.

Health Careers and its Country Manager Persis Shroff were praised for their commitment toward nursing education, especially their efforts to reach out to rural and tribal nursing areas like Gadchiroli in Nagpur.

The event's key message for the nursing faculty was to understand the importance of continuing nursing education to maintain excellence in nursing and keep up with technology of today's changing world.

As part of its endeavour to promote healthcare education and develop talent in the healthcare sector, the organization has joined hands with institutions in India such as Apollo Medskills the skills training division of Apollo Hospitals, and MWT IHM, to deliver healthcare courses and accredited training to individuals and institutions in India. It has also partened with Hello Health, a leading service provider offering home healthcare services to senior citizens across India.

To date, Health Careers has trained over 5000 students through Vocational and Post Graduate education, training and continuing professional development programs

Partnership with Apollo MedSkills

As part of its initiative to promote healthcare education and develop specialised skills in the healthcare industry, Health Careers has tied up with Apollo Medskills, the skills training division of Apollo Hospitals in India. Apollo MedSkills is a joint venture set up by Apollo Hospitals and the National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC). Dr. P Srinivasa Rao, CEO of Apollo MedSkills and Health Careers CEO Bijo Kunnumpurath have signed a contract to promote Health Careers Post Graduate Diploma at three Apollo MedSkill Centres in India commencing from May. Students who are trained by Health Careers can get international exposure with respect to courseware and learning resources. They will be given international certification on successful completion of each course.

OET - Health Careers Collaboration

Health Careers is proud to announce our collaboration with Occupational English Test (OET) owners, Cambridge Box Hill Language Assessment Pty Ltd (CBLA) for the development of English language courses and teaching materials. A memorandum of understanding was signed by both parties on the 11th of May 2016. Collaborative course development projects will benefit students both in Australia and in a number of key international markets such as India, the Middle East and East Asia. HC's IHNA and Institute of Health and Management (IHM) have a proven track record of excellence in nurse education. OET shares HC's mission to ensure nurses acquire English language skills through contextualised learning during their courses, with the aim of taking an OET test to become registration and work-ready on graduation. Such a tie-up will enhance patient safety and quality of care in the long term.

HC enters strategic new partnership with Maharashtra Nursing Council!

Health Careers has forged a partnership with Maharashtra Nursing Council to deliver world-class Continuous Nursing Education (CNE) and professional development training for nurses in Maharashtra, India. The partnership will facilitate CNE and training for the 2,00,000 strong nursing workforces in the state. Health Careers will work in collaboration with hospitals across the state to deliver workshops for professional development for nurses on-site. To support continuous training for nurses, Heath Careers will also offer nurses unlimited access on-line to nursing resources and further CNE programs. Health Careers' high quality training programs will assist nurses to complete 5 CNE training points each year.

Health Careers qualifies as a finalist for the Victorian Training Awards 2016!

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has announced the finalists in the 2016 Victorian Training Awards. Health Careers has qualified into the finalist category for the Victorian Training Awards 2016, which recognise the achievements of students, trainees and apprentices and the teachers, schools and businesses who provide their training.

The final results will be announced during the ceremony on 26th August 2016. This year, there are 15 categories, which range from school-based apprentices to Vocational Education and Training teacher/trainer of the year. Industry providers and the employers who support the skills development and training of their staff will also be recognised. The individual category winners will become finalists in the Australian Training Awards.

The key involvement of small and large businesses in the continued development of training in Victoria will be recognised in the Employer awards category. The diversity of school-based training is celebrated in the VET in Schools Excellence Award and the School-based Apprentice of the Year.

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert congratulated all the finalists, saying, "Training is the key to a skilled and adaptable workforce. I congratulate the students, employers and educators who are finalists in the 2016 Victorian Training Awards."

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