Aged Care Courses​

Have you always aspired to be a caregiver in the healthcare sector, but lack the qualification or experience to do so? Completion of this level 3 course gives you the skill set to work under the direction of qualified health professional providing support to elderly people in your care.

Limitless learning and opportunities

This caregiver course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to work as a healthcare assistant to qualified healthcare professionals. Gain the professional skills required to work safety and professionally as a carer. Learn how to assess your clients’ needs, and design interventions and care plans for them. Build rapport and professional relationships with your clients by identifying their strengths and weaknesses and helping them to maintain their independence and quality of life. You will learn about the range of physical and emotional challenges related to old age, such as physical disabilities, depression, dementia, elderly abuse, and incontinence. This programme has theoretical and practical sessions to help better understand the fundamentals of aged care. After you graduate, you will be eligible to work as a rest home caregiver or healthcare assistant in primary care centres, hospitals, and care homes. You can also specialise in different healthcare-related fields like disability, dementia care etc. NZ has an aging population so needs more qualified healthcare personnel to enter the workforce. The healthcare community also needs qualified people who can better understand the needs and challenges of their elderly clients, empathise with them, and provide professional person-centred support.

Why Study This Programme?

Career Opportunities

This programme provides a background for a wide range of career choices within the healthcare and well-being sector.

Support & Care

Achieve personal learning goals, improve self-esteem and confidence.

Delivered Around You

Our part-time programmes are offered as both evening and daytime classes so that you can acquire new skills without leaving your day job.

Hands-on Learning

Students will learn in a practical context through industry placements or employment.

Client Focus

Better understand client’s limitations, focus on their abilities, and support their individuality.

Caregiving Skills

To be skilled at empowering, providing support and empathy to maximise every client’s potential.

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