Level 2 studies support graduate to pursue new career in healthcare
With one full-time job, a part-time job, and a personal life to manage, New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) student, Jen Skinner, found studying through NZTC Online incredibly helpful.
“I work on a dairy farm milking cows in the morning, and then work for a luxury lodge doing reservations. With my busy schedule, being able to fit studying around these commitments was such a blessing.”
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2)
She praises the in-depth lecturer support, the practical examples provided, and the availability of supplementary materials. As a learner who thrives on reading and written resources, she valued having both videos and text-based course materials.
Originally from South Africa, Skinner shares how the ‘Individual Client Care’ course, focusing on the importance of working within a person-centred framework, resonated deeply with her.
“I think this is so relevant in our world with many different cultures and belief systems. Coming from a country like South Africa, where there are more cultures than you can count, it’s so important to recognise and respect each person's individuality.
“I also have quite a soft spot for the elderly, and found the course a useful reminder that elderly were once young and have many experiences of their own, they aren’t just vessels.”
Being new to the healthcare sector, Skinner found her Level 2 studies the perfect foundation, and says the program has given her the confidence needed to kick-start her career caring for the vulnerable.
“I’ve been wanting to make a change for a while and the Level 2 studies has provided me the tools and knowledge to get out there and make a difference.
“I feel that this program is such a good baseline for anything that I choose to undertake further.”
With a background in hospitality but keen to move into an aged care role, it was a special person in Skinner’s life that motivated her to pursue this line of work.
“Ultimately my grandmother inspired me. She was a registered nurse and upon ‘retirement’ she became a carer for patients within their homes. She embodies selflessness and putting other’s needs before your own.
“This is what I hope to accomplish too. All people need to experience love, affection and appreciation for being who they are.”