Institute of Technology or PolytechnicOpen Polytechnic of New Zealand
This course is available
Level of Study
70 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Dec 2022
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge required to:
provide a person-centred approach that maximises independence
work with limited supervision under the guidance of your organisation
implement personal plans.
Graduates of the Healthcare Assistance strand may be employed as healthcare assistants in a range of contexts including acute care, primary care, aged residential care and therapeutic programmes.
What you will learn
When you complete this qualification you will be able to:
Recognise and respond to signs of vulnerability and abuse in a health and wellbeing setting
Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviour in a health and wellbeing setting
Recognise and respond to change
Provide person-centred care under the direction and delegation of a health professional
To enrol in this programme you need to have NCEA Level 1, or equivalent. You must be able to access a minimum of 100 hours of paid or unpaid employment as a health care assistant or support worker. To demonstrate this you will provide a Workplace Agreement signed by your employer and have a workplace supervisor who can verify your work.
If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.
Work experience requirements
To study this programme you need to be working in a relevant health and wellbeing context. This could include areas such as:
If you are working as a volunteer worker in a health and wellbeing setting, please contact us to check that you will be eligible to study this programme.
IELTS test – a General or Academic score of 5, with no band score lower than 5 or equivalent.
Cambridge English Qualifications – B2 First or B2 First for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.