Institute of Technology or PolytechnicWellington Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Wellington Institute of Technology
Become a caregiver or support worker with this health and wellbeing - support work programme. Focus on supporting those who need assistance in day-to-day living. Ideal for working as a carer for those with an illness, disability or mental illness.
This Level 3 Certificate is a full-time 17-week programme which is offered twice a year at the Petone campus.
What you will learn
More detail about this qualification
The programme uses blended learning methods i.e. a combination of face-to-face, online and work-integrated learning.
Students will need access to a computer and internet at home to support their learning and to be able to study at home should Covid-19 Alert Levels change.
Teaching and learning
For the first two weeks you will typically spend three days a week in class, this will then reduce to two days a week.
You will spend approximately 2-3 days per week for ten weeks putting your skills into practice by completing supervised work experience (we will help you find a placement).
Some work experience agencies may require students to complete health screening before attending placement. These requirements will be discussed at interview.
NCEA level 1 or equivalent qualification/work experience AND evidence of suitability based on an interview, health declaration, safety check under the Children’s Act 2014 and referee reports.