Do you want to work in or re-enter the health and wellbeing industry as a healthcare assistant? If so then this course is for you.
You gain the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred health care under the direction of a health professional.
You explore the way different health issues and practices impact the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and learn how to care for people with multiple conditions or disabilities. You also learn how to safely move patients and how to respond to vulnerability and abuse.
New Zealand’s aging population means there is increasing demand for people with your skills. With this qualification you will be able to access a higher level of remuneration based on the funding changes applicable to trained health assistant workers.
You could also use this course as a stepping stone towards applying for higher level nursing courses or other degrees.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Health Assistance) (Level 3)
|Locations||Rotorua, Taupō, Tokoroa, Wider BOP/Other|
|Next intake||Feb 2019 View more details|
20 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$3,403 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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Healthcare assistants in a range of contexts including:
- acute care
- primary care
- aged residential care
- therapeutic programmes
Topics you'll cover
- Health Practice and Diversity in Health Care
- Implement Person-centred Health Care
- Concepts of Risk Management with a Health and Wellbeing Setting
|Indicative Fees||$3,403 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees-free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time in 2018 you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s free fees initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Wider BOP/Other||Kawerau Site(s)||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||Monday, 22 July 2019|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||Monday, 22 July 2019|
- 20 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)