|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*.|
*Eligibility criteria applies.
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
40 weeks part time
70 (unit standard based)
NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident
Papakura, Mangere, Christchurch, Tauranga, Henderson
Fees free for eligible domestic students
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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.
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.