New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance Strand

  • 26 Feb & 23 July 2018
  • Level 3
  • 19 weeks
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $1,916 - Domestic student (2018)
    $9,364 - International Student

Qualification overview

Students are required to complete 124 hours in work placement throughout the duration of the programme. Competency for many of the programme’s assessments will typically be demonstrated in a workplace environment. To pass each course, the work placement component must have been met. Graduates will recognise and respond to signs of vulnerability and abuse in a health or wellbeing setting and demonstrate ethical and professional behaviour in a health or wellbeing setting. Graduates of the Health Assistance strand will also be able to provide person-centred care under the direction and delegation of a health professional and recognise and respond to change.

   

Entry requirements

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study:

  • NCEA Level 1 or equivalent NZQF Unit Standards or
  • Equivalent knowledge/capability by the testimony of an employer. Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools or other teaching institutions is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed such tests of English language competence as detailed in Policy and Procedure English Language Proficiency.

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Special Admission Criteria

  • Criminal, Disciplinary and Health form declaration
  • Referee

Career Options

Graduates of the Health Assistance programme may be employed as Healthcare Assistants in a range of contexts including Acute Care, Primary Care, Aged Residential Care and Therapeutic Programmes.

Further study options

Pathway into Level 4 Health programmes for example Mental Health Support Worker, or Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4).