- Duration: 21 Weeks
- Credits: 70
- Campus: New Lynn, Manukau
The aim of this programme is to develop non-clinical health support workers who are able to work in holistic perspectives to develop a practical level of competence in providing person-centred support to enhance the health and
well-being of individuals, whanau/families, organisations and communities. This programme will also prepare students to undertake further study.
There are no general entry requirements for this programme, however learners enrolling are expected to hold either NCEA Level 1 or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
English language entry requirements: Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake the programme which is taught and assessed in English.
HLTH3001 - Aging and Palliative Care - Level 3 - Credits: 15
HLTH3002 - Professional and Cultural Aspects - Level 3 - Credits: 16
HLTH3003 - Equipment & Safety Practices - Level 3 - Credits 19
HLTH3004 - In the Workplace - Level 3 - Credits: 22
TOTAL CREDITS: 70
Graduates of this qualification may progress to:
- A range of qualifications in Healthcare from Level 4 and above
Graduates of this programme will be able to:
▪ Work within the responsibilities and boundaries a caregiver role
▪ Perform entry-level person-centred tasks and functions in a health or wellbeing setting
▪ Recognise and report risks and/or changes in a person and/or family/whānau
▪ Communicate to support a person’s health or wellbeing
▪ Progress to the next level of qualification
HLTH3001: Aging and Palliative Care (15 credits)
• Recognise and describe responses to vulnerability and abuse in a health or wellbeing setting.
• Describe the key principles of palliative care and a support worker’s role in a palliative approach to care.
• Describe the ageing process and its effects on a person’s lifestyle and wellbeing.
HLTH3002: Professional and Cultural Aspects (16 credits)
• Describe culturally safe Māori operating principles and values, and their application in a health or wellbeing setting.
• Describe the anatomy and physiology of systems and associated organs of the human body.
• Demonstrate and apply knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour in a health or wellbeing setting.
HLTH3003: Equipment & Safety Practices (19 credits)
• Apply health, safety, and security practices in a health or wellbeing setting.
• Move a person using equipment and care for equipment in a health or wellbeing setting.
• Support people to use assistive equipment and move in a health, disability, or aged care context.
• Describe a person’s holistic needs and their impact on a person’s health and wellbeing.
HLTH3004: In the Workplace (22 credits)
• Describe physical disability and the support needs of a person with a physical disability.
• Observe and respond to changes in a person in a health or wellbeing setting.
• Describe and apply a person-centred approach in a health or wellbeing setting.
• Support a person to use prescribed medication in a health or wellbeing setting.
• Provide person-centred care when supporting a person with early stage dementia in a health or wellbeing setting