The aim of this programme is to develop professional, ethical and capable entry-level Support Workers who have a passion for empowering those with disabilities and mental health and addiction support needs and supporting people, family and/or whanau accessing social and community services.
This qualification meets the requirements for the Care and Support Workers Pay Equity Settlement. Completion will allow employees and those seeking to enter the industry to follow a career path with qualification attainment linked to wage increases.
This programme consists of 5 compulsory modules and 4 elective modules per strand which embeds 200 hours of workplace experience. Graduates of this programme will be able to: Engage and communicate with tangata, family and/or whanau accessing social and community services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge, apply knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to honour the history and context of Maori as tangata whenua and apply knowledge of person-whanau interconnectedness to own role in a health and wellbeing setting, demonstrate self-awareness, reflective practice, personal leadership and self-care in a health and wellbeing setting, actively contribute to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in a health and wellbeing organisation, use knowledge of the aims and purpose(s) of the wider health and wellbeing sectors to reflect on their impact on own role.
Graduates of the Disability Support strand will also be able to apply disability tools and strategies when working alongside tangata, family and/or whanau to support autonomy, identify goals and opportunities to overcome challenges to enable good lives.
Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will also be able to apply mental health and/or addiction tools and strategies when working alongside tangata, family and/or whanau to support autonomy, foster hope, and develop resilience.
Inquiry-based learning is the pedagogical model that underpins the person-centred and directed, goal-centred and strengths-based approaches for Health and Wellbeing teaching and learning for this programme as appropriate to the Learning Outcomes.
Our approach is also informed by Kaupapa Maori and appropriate Tagata Pasifika models of health and wellbeing/teaching and learning such as Ako, a Maori learning and teaching model when the teacher facilitates reciprocal teaching and learning to encourage learner competency.
31 Jan – 15 Dec 2023
6 Mar 2023 – 8 Mar 2024
17 Jul 2023 – 5 Jul 2024
21 Aug 2023 – 23 Aug 2024
7 Apr – 21 Apr 2023
3 Jul – 14 Jul 2023
25 Sep – 6 Oct 2023
18 Dec 2023 – 2 Feb 2024
• You will learn the skills needed by the companies who will hire you after you graduate.
• You work and earn money during your course.
• You attend Study & Work alongside your travel & tourism, hospitality or business course.
• Free professional training in employment skills and customer service from Function Staff, our Study and Work partners.
• Paid part-time employment with Function Staff during your course.
• Free 1-1 CV preparation, career advice and interview skills with Crown’s employment team.
• A standard reference will be included at the end of your program.
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Graduates are encouraged to continue their studies with the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5), New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4), New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5).