This programme is offered in partnership with Te Puna Hauora. The programme teaches knowledge such as the regulations, legislations and communication skills in a health and wellbeing setting. Graduates of this programme will be able to provide culturally appropriate person-centred health and wellbeing support to maximise a person’s independence.
Special thanks to Ranfurly Hospital and Ranfurly Village for their programme consultation and support. To learn more of Ranfurly Hospital and Ranfurly Village, please click here.
This course covers the basics of support work in the health and wellbeing industry. It teaches the skills required to provide culturally appropriate Person-Centred health and wellbeing support to maximise a person’s independence. Topics such as health and disability-related legislations, regulations, person-centred holistic wellness knowledge and practices, pandemic planning and preparedness strategy will be covered. Clinical placement will be included before the end of the course.
Graduates of this course may be employed in a range of roles supporting people in the community including disability and aged support.
Face to face in a classroom setting, with elements of blended online learning.
24 Aug 2020 - 12 Mar 2021
12 Oct 2020 - 16 Apr 2021
16 Nov 2020 - 4 Jun 2021
9 Feb - 9 Jul 2021
15 Mar - 27 Aug 2021
3 May - 1 Oct 2021
26 Jul - 24 Dec 2021
18 Oct 2021 - 14 Apr 2022
28 Sep - 9 Oct 2020
19 Apr - 30 Apr 2021
12 Jul - 23 Jul 2021
4 Oct - 15 Oct 2021
21 Dec 2020 - 8 Feb 2021
27 Dec 2021 - 7 Feb 2022
Be at least 17 years of age before the clinical placement
Have recent police vetting
Minimum NCEA Level 2 or Special Circumstances considered at discretion of Department Head
18 years of age or older at course start date
IELTS 5.0 (Academic) with no band less than 5.0 or NZCEL Level 3 (Academic or Applied) or equivalent level of English as specified by NZQA Rules.
3 years secondary school education or equivalent work experience
Students are assessed through a mixture of written assessments, presentations and practical role plays.
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