NZ Certificate in Health
Support Worker Strand L3
Help meet the growing demand for qualified care professionals.
This course is delivered from the following site:
HLC Levin Campus
This qualification is designed to give you transferable skills and knowledge valued across the health and wellbeing sector, including specific skills needed to work as a Health Assistant or Support Worker. It covers interpersonal communication (with clients, their whanau and other professionals), medication administration, infection prevention and control, socio-cultural diversity, health legislation and understanding human needs to form a holistic approach to care.
When you graduate you'll be capable of working under limited supervision under the guidance of health professionals and/or to personal plans.
On successful completion of the course students will receive:
NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Worker Strand) Level 3
First Aid Certificate
28 January 2019 - 28 July 2019
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
Benefit from hands-on learning with a work placement
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour
Understand and describe a person's holistic health
Learn important communication skills
Learn from tutors who have worked in the field
Help people be more independent
This programme is open entry.
Where to from here?
As New Zealand's aged population grows, employment opportunities in residential facilities and in the community are increasing significantly. This certificate meets the needs of new legislation requiring workers in care roles to be qualified and accredited. If you graduate with the Health Assistance strand, you can work as a healthcare assistant in areas such as acute care, primary care, aged residential care and therapeutic programmes. If you graduate with the Support Work strand you may be employed in a range of community roles supporting the elderly or people with disabilities to maximise their independence.
This course leads on to the Level 4 Health and Wellbeing (Support Worker Strand) course.