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Caregiver

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3)

Strand: Disability, Old Persons and Rehabilitation

70 credits (12 months)

Ideal for:

  • People employed as health assistants in various health and wellbeing settings.

Programme Start Dates: 

  • Monday 27th May 2024 (applications close 24 May 2024)

Note: all intake dates are subject to change depending on number of enrolments and slots are limited.

Tuition Fee:

  • Work Visa Holders - $3,800.00 (plus GST)

    • NZQA modules​

    • 5 required non-NZQA modules

    • Face-to-face sessions

    • Additional non-NZQA modules - $75.00 (plus GST)

  • Domestic students (NZ Citizens, PR and Resident Visa) - $1,300.00 (plus GST)

    • NZQA modules​

    • 5 required non-NZQA modules

    • Face-to-face sessions

    • Additional non-NZQA modules - $75.00 (plus GST)

Programme Overview

NZQF: Level 3

Total credits: 70

Delivery length: 12 months

Directed online learning: 20 hours per week. The programme is delivered ONLINE with no time off work required. Students are provided with an individual learning plan and are supported throughout their study by a learning facilitator and programme coordinator.

Work placement: 80 clinical hours.

At successful completion of the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) students will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).
 

Programme Outline

The Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands in Disability, Old Persons and Rehabilitation is taught in 14 NZQA modules, 6 required non-NZQA modules and face-to-face sessions.

NZQA modules:

  • Ageing Process 

  • Cultural Awareness 

  • Dementia 

  • Falls 

  • Holistic Needs 

  • Maximising Independence 

  • Observe and Respond 

  • Person Centred Approach 

  • Positive Behaviour Support 

  • Pressure Care 

  • Professional and Ethical 

  • Supporting Communication 

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a Bicultural Approach 

  • Vulnerability and Abuse 

Clinical eLearning (required non-NZQA modules):

  • Stop and Watch escalation tool (video) 

  • Medication Prompting and Administration 

  • Oxygen Therapy Administration 

  • Catheter management 

  • Safety When Working Alone 

  • Supporting People with Behaviours of Concern

Face-to-face (in-person) sessions: 

  • Introduction to Dementia and Delirium 

  • Deterioration detection  

  • Post-Fall Assessment 

  • Scenario-based Discussion

Additional non-NZQA modules (recommended):

  • Supporting Māori at end of life

  • Introduction to Brain Injury

  • Introduction to Spinal Injury

Additional non-NZQA modules:

  • Bowel Care 

  • Enema Administration 

  • Enema Administration 

  • Nebulised Medication 

  • Ostomy Care 

  • Post Cataract Eye Drop Administration 

  • Rectal Suppositories Administration 

  • Sublingual and Buccal Medication 

  • TED Stocking (Compression Stockings) 

  • Transdermal Patch Administration 

  • Cervical Collar Competency 

  • PEG/Gastronomy Care

Specialist Topics (non-NZQA):

  • Euthanasia and Assisted Dying in Aotearoa 

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi 

  • Support a Person to Meet Personal Care Needs 

  • Self-Care in Palliative Care 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  • Enabling Good Loves Approach – an introduction 

  • Provide Household Management 

  • Positive Behaviour Support 

  • Role of a Support Worker 

  • Rose of a Support Worker a Refresher 

  • Safety When Working Alone 

Entry Criteria

New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident/Resident Visa holders:
 

  • The learner holds the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) or equivalent qualification or minimum 6 months health care work experience

  • ​Physically able to do the job

  • Willingness to work with the older person

  • Has the ability to complete the course work and assignments, online.


Work Visa Holders (Classed as International Students):


As per above, PLUS

  • Accredited Employer Work Visa holders: Supply verified visa documents

  • An open work visa with a minimum of 1 year from date of enrolment

  • To provide evidence of completion of the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 2

  • To have had one year employment in the Health and Disability sector


 

To Apply:

New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident/Resident Visa holders:
 

​Complete the enrolment form below and attach the following documentation:

  • Current ID (including residency status if applicable) - we recommend a certified copy of your passport, birth certificate, or certificate of citizenship

  • NZ Police Vetting Report, as needed.


Work Visa Holders (Classed as International Students):


Complete the enrolment form below and attach the following documentation:

  • Certified copy of passport and current work visa which must cover the duration of the programme.

To be accepted as certified document (s), these need to be signed and dated by a person authorised to take declarations. This could be a:

  • Justice of Peace (JP)

  • Lawyer

  • Barrister

  • Notary Public

  • Court Registrar or Deputy Registar

  • Member of Parliament

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