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Diploma in Community
Healthcare and Support

Level 7

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Start date
New Lynn
New Lynn
1 academic year
Study option
Full time study only.
Domestic: $8,518
International: $18,500
← Previous programme: NZ Certificate in Health and 
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.

Geriatric Care
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.

Palliative Care
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.

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Employment opportunities

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

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."

Nivetha Rajamannar

Healthcare Graduate