This programme is a draft outline and is subject to change and approval
TPP is seeking stakeholder input on this potential new offering. For more information or to register your interest contact TPP on 0800 800 411
Our New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) is delivered fully online, and has strands in Health Assistance and Support Work.
This Certificate is ideal if you are currently working as a healthcare assistant, support worker, caregiver, employment consultant, whānau worker, housing coordinator, youth worker or aged care worker.
This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge required to:
- Provide a person-centred approach that maximises independence
- Work with limited supervision under the guidance of your organisation
- Implement personal plans.
- Credit Value:70
- Awards:NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands in Health Assistance and Support Work
- Method of Study:Online delivery
- Teaching Duration:Allow 10-12 hours of study per credit. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.
- Start Date:Please enquire
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You will be able to work in roles such as:
- Support worker
- Employment consultant
- Community support worker
- Recovery facilitator
- Whānau worker
- Housing coordinator
- Youth worker
- Aged care worker
Strands you can study
This qualification has two strands. You can choose which strand to take based on your work place role.
Health Assistance strand
This strand will give you skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred health care under the direction and delegation of a health professional.
Support Work strand
This strand will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred support which maximises independence.
What you will learn
When you complete this qualification you will be able to:
- Recognise and respond to signs of vulnerability and abuse in a health and wellbeing setting
- Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviour in a health and wellbeing setting
- Recognise and respond to change
- Graduates of the Health Assistance strand will be able to provide person-centred care under the direction and delegation of a health professional
- Graduates of the Support Work strand will be able to provide person-centred support to maximise independence.
Work experience requirements
To study this programme you must be able to access a minimum of 100 hours of paid or unpaid employment as a health care or support worker in a relevant context. This could include areas such as:
- Aged or acute care
- Community support
- Home-based support
- Respite care
- Mobile services
- In the youth development sector
If you are working as a volunteer worker in a health and wellbeing setting, please contact us to check that you will be eligible to study this programme.
The workplace learning is a compulsory part of all of the courses, as the activities give you context for your assessment.
To confirm your work experience placement:
- You must have a workplace supervisor who can oversee and verify your work
- You, your employer and the workplace verifier will need to sign an agreement
Your study starts with the first course, HWB301. Once complete, you will then need to enrol in the next course in your selected strand. The courses for both strands and the order they must be studied in are shown in the diagram below.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME|
|Core compulsory course|
|HWB301||Working in a person-centred environment|
|Support work strand courses|
|HWB302||Advocating for change|
|HWB303||Planning for holistic health and wellbeing|
|HWB304||Safety is the essence|
|Health assistance strand course|
|HWB305||Responding to change|
|HWB307||Vulnerability and safety|
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- To enrol in this programme you need to have NCEA Level 1, or equivalent
- If you are studying this programme you are only able to enrol in one course at a time
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet General or Academic IELTS 5 with no band score lower than or NZQA approved equivalent 20 years old or over
- If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success