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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work)

Pending NZQA Approval

LEVEL

03

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.

COURSE LENGTH

22

WEEKS

20 HOURS PER WEEK

9AM - 1:30PM    I   MONDAY - FRIDAY

FEES

FREE

STUDY

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COURSE OUTLINE

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.   

Course Delivery Mode

Face to face in a classroom setting, with elements of blended online learning.

Intakes are every 5 weeks

2020-2021 COURSE DATES

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

TERM BREAKS

28 Sep - 9 Oct 2020

19 Apr - 30 Apr 2021

12 Jul - 23 Jul 2021

4 Oct - 15 Oct 2021

SUMMER BREAK

21 Dec 2020 - 8 Feb 2021

27 Dec 2021 - 7 Feb 2022

entry requirements

Domestic Student

  • 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  

International student

  • 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

The course consists of 4 modules, which cover:

Wellbeing Awareness for Care Workers

Role of a Healthcare and Support Worker

Person-Centred Care and Support

Partnership and Support Provision in the Healthcare Sector (Clinical Placement)

Students are assessed through a mixture of written assessments, presentations and practical role plays. 

CLINICAL PLACEMENT

All Crown programmes include trips to relevant sites and destinations. These educational visits will allow you to interact with professionals in the industry and observe the work in the real work environment.

  • Clinics 
  • Healthcare centres 
  • Aged care centres 

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CAREER OPTIONS

Employment
Pathways

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options at CareersNZ

A qualification in this course can lead to great jobs such as:

Supporting roles in aged care

Supporting roles in healthcare centres

Further STudy

Students who successfully complete this course may wish to continue their studies in any of the following:

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 5

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New Zealand Diploma in Tourism & Travel Level 5

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