|Graduates from this programme will benefit the greater health and wellbeing sector through gaining recognition of transferable skills and knowledge which are valued across the health and wellbeing sector. Part time with day or evening classes available. Fees Free for eligible learners*.|
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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
40 weeks part time
70 (unit standard based)
NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident
Kelston, Papakura, Mangere, Christchurch, Tauranga
$3017.00 or fees free for eligible domestic students
The aim of this programme is to provide recognition of the skills and knowledge required to provide a person-centred approach to support individuals within the health and well-being sectors, under the direction and delegation of a health professional.
Graduates from this programme will benefit the greater health and wellbeing sector through gaining recognition of transferable skills and knowledge which are valued across the health and wellbeing sector.
This programme consists of unit standards relating to the following areas:
• The aging process;
• Recognising and responding to change;
• Vulnerability and abuse;
• Maori principles and values in a health care setting;
• Ethical and professional behaviour;
• Support needs of people with physical disabilities;
• Fall management;
• Incontinence interventions;
• Resources and support services;
• Personal care needs;
• Assistive equipment;
• Manual handling;
• Challenging behaviour.
$3017.00 or fees free for eligible domestic students.
• 16 years of age or over.
• Health and wellbeing qualifications at level 2 or equivalent knowledge and skills demonstrated through work experience are preferred.
• Subject to satisfactory police vetting to work in the industry.
• Literacy and Numeracy levels to support studies at level 3.
• NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident.
This qualification may lead on to further study in related health and wellbeing contexts such as the New Zealand Certificate in in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4), or in leadership and management.
Graduates of the Health Assistance strand may be employed as healthcare assistants in a range of contexts including acute care, primary care, aged residential care, disability, dental and therapeutic programmes.
2020- February, March, May, July, August, November
2020- February, April, May, July, August, November
2020- March, April, June, September
2020- April, July
2020- February, April, July, August
2020- February, April, July, October
What are the benefits
This programme is very practical and supports students with gaining the core skills required to work in aged care such as providing personal cares, supporting with moving and positioning, identifying and reducing risks, and understanding the diseases commonly associated with ageing and disabilities.
Students gain the knowledge and confidence to interact, assess, review and understand the clients they are caring for. They also gain an understanding of the professional level of care required to work in a health and wellbeing setting, and how to empower their clients to maximise their independence and improve their quality of life. Through specific observations students will learn how to assess client’s needs, design interventions, and provide care delivery to best meet the holistic needs of the client and their whanau.
Study can be undertaken either full-time or part-time, allowing for flexible study around your work and home commitments.
On the course we were lucky to have an extremely knowledgeable and experienced tutor who made classes thought provoking and enjoyable. Attending this course has been a positive experience that will be of continued benefit to me in the future."