What student type are you?
Are you a New Zealand resident or international student? If you’re a New Zealander or citizen please use Domestic enrolment. If you live outside of New Zealand or are not a Resident or citizen or hold a visa to work and study in New Zealand, use International enrolment.
This programme provides students with the required skills and competencies for future work and career opportunities within the specialised field of the New Zealand healthcare industry. With work placement provided at the end of the programme, graduates will be work ready and able to apply specialised and technical knowledge and skills in palliative and aged care, rehabilitation, health promotion and primary health care.
What you can learn
Primary Health Care
You will explore the effects of socio-political and cultural determinants of health, competently applying this relevant knowledge to assist in the enhancement of health of individuals, whanau/family, organisations and communities.
This course will explore the holistic health of the older adult from a psychological, socio-economic, spiritual,political and cultural view. You will explore the concept of positive aging, life expectancy and quality of life.
Professional Practice and Legislation
Investigate the roles, functions and legislation related to health services and the role and scope of practice of the health professional in those services. They will gain an orientation to the breadth of possible employment.
Investigate the concepts of quality of life and quality of dying, reflecting on legal, ethical, cultural, religious and a personal viewpoint. You will critically examine the holistic complexities of a life threatening illness on the individual, whanau/family, community and the health professional’s role and responsibilities in response.
Research for Health Care Practice
Gain knowledge and skills of purposeful reading, critique and use of research for professional health care in practice.
Industry Work Placement
Work as a practitioner and advocate with individuals, whanau/families and organisations to develop health management plans that build on the strengths and enhance the resilience of individuals, whanau/families and communities.
Develop the skills required for worker’s compensation injury management and return to work programmes in a variety of industries. You'll will learn how to plan, design, implement and evaluate injury management systems and worker’s compensation processes that consider cultural perspectives and determinants of health.
- Minimum of a Level 5 qualification or above
- A compulsory criminal record check
- Recommended minimum of Step 4 Literacy and Step 5 Numeracy on the Adult Learning Progressions or equivalent
- An interview and a short statement of intent on why the learner wishes to pursue a Healthcare qualification
- English Requirement (International students): IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) qualification or other NZQA approved criteria.
If you require assistance in gaining the correct English Language proficiency, please visit our sister school, Seafield School of English.
This programme requires students to have access to a laptop/desktop that can connect to the internet with a web browser and a required minimum screen size of 10 inches. For device specifications, please talk to your Course Advisor.
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Graduates of the Diploma in Community Health Care and Support (Level 7) will be able to seek employment in a range of workplaces.
Geriatric: retirement villages; rest homes; in home services; elderly care organisations; acupuncture clinics; massage and reflexology clinics.
Palliative: hospice; rest Homes, in-home services; retirement villages; elderly care organisations
- Community Healthcare Worker
- Health Educator
- Support Worker
- ACC Case and Claims Officer
- Health Promotion Officer
- Aged Care Sector
- Health Organisation
- Personal Care Assistant
What people say about us
"During my studies, I learnt how the health system in New Zealand works and operates. I also learnt a range of skills which helped me transition into employment after graduation."