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Want to further develop your skills in the healthcare sector? Our Healthcare programme helps develop your skills to work in a holistic manner as non-clinical health support worker. It will teach you the skills needed to provide a high level of care to enhance the general well-being of those you care for and their respective families and communities. This programme will also prepare you for further studies, along with being eligible for the workplace with pay starting at $23.00.
What you can learn
Aging and Palliative Care
Introductory knowledge of the aging process and how it affects one’s lifestyle and well-being over time. Learn how to support requirements for palliative care as well as caring for the aged. You will also cover signs of abuse and appropriate responses to these.
Equipment and Safety Practices
Learn the correct procedures to be followed when moving people and assist people using assistive equipment. Knowledge of workplace health and safety practices are covered. The holistic needs of the people requiring support are discussed together with how these might be met.
Professional and Cultural Aspects
Develop an understanding into aspects of supporting Māori in a health or well-being environment, including Māori operating principles and values and the relationship between them. Professional and ethical behaviour is discussed, and you'll be provided with an introduction to human anatomy and physiology.
In the Workplace
How to apply and develop the skills and knowledge you've acquired in a supervised workplace setting.
- Open entry
- 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.
*Conditions apply - get in contact with us to discuss. For more information about Youth Guarantee and Fees-Free, click here
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment, in the Healthcare and Wellbeing sector. These may include:
- Community Health Worker
- Support Worker
- Entry Level Healthcare jobs
What people say about us
"I learnt a lot during my Certificate in Healthcare and Well-being, including how to help and support clients. I also enjoyed learning about the Maori culture and it’s importance."
Malo Sione Lakisa