New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing – Health Assistance Strand (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing – Health Assistance Strand (Level 3)

 

The aim of this program is to develop professional, ethical and highly capable Healthcare Assistants who have a strong foundation of knowledge and practice. Students will become responsive to the changing needs of their clients, and be able to provide outstanding person-centred care under the leadership of a health professional.
 

AT A GLANCE

Method of learning:
Full-time

Level:
3

Duration:
22 weeks

Credits:
70

 

A dementia care specialisation is available within this program.

Students will learn about the stages, symptoms and behaviours of clients living with dementia and how to respond to changes. Communication skills will be developed for dementia clients and their families/whānau.

Four dementia care unit standards are studied in substitute of four general program courses.

Unit Title
23920 Describe dementia, support, and safe practice to support people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting
23921 Provide person-centred support to people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting
23922 Manage the effects of providing support for people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting
23923 Demonstrate knowledge of behaviour presented by people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

Students are required to be working or volunteering in a service supporting people living with dementia.

This specialisation is studied through Blended Learning. For more information on the modes of learning, click HERE

This qualification features a strong practical component to ensure students put their learning into practice.

Blended Learning
Online

For more information on the modes listed above, refer to the Modes of learning page

NZTC qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into higher level study.

Upon completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing – Health Assistance Strand (Level 3) you may be eligible to apply for the following program. Entry criteria will apply.