New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) with strand in Community Facilitation (Level 4) 124 credits

 

This programme of study is for you if you want an integrated programme that teaches both in the classroom and in the workplace; providing students with opportunities to apply the theory, practices and techniques in a relevant healthcare work place.

 

This programme has been designed to engage students who have an expressed desire to pathway into vocational educational programmes of study in health and wellbeing and a pathway that leads to employment opportunities in the New Zealand healthcare sector or further study related to health and wellbeing.

 

There are courses that cover the health and wellbeing sector, cultural diversity, models of care, reflective practice in the health sector, collaborating with others, professional and safe practices; while supporting people to identify personal goals, address barriers and achieve positive outcomes including aspirations; teaching and learning  supports students in gaining increased with confidence in community and/or employment for healthcare contexts.    

 

Graduates of this qualification will benefit by gaining transferable knowledge and behavioural attributes valued in the healthcare sector and will be able to:  
  • engage and communicate with people, family and/or whānau accessing social and community services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge 

  • relate to the history of Māori as tangata whenua and knowledge of person-whānau interconnectedness to own role in a health and wellbeing setting

  • displaying self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in a health and wellbeing setting

  • actively contribute to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in a health and wellbeing organisation

  • relate the purpose and impact of own role to the aims of the wider health and wellbeing sector.

 
Graduates of the Community Facilitation strand will be able to:
  • work alongside people, family and/or whānau in a community facilitation setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to identify goals, address barriers and achieve aspirations.

 
Employment Path
  • to work in entry level positions in the health and wellbeing sectors under broad guidance; graduates of the Community Facilitation strand will be employed in roles supporting people to identify and achieve their aspirations including disability support, diversional therapy, employment, housing and budget support and information provision.

 
Education Path

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to health and wellbeing, this qualification may lead on to;

  • New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5) [Ref: 1865], 

  • New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6) [Ref: 2733]

  • or bachelor’s degrees in related health and wellbeing subject areas.

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to leadership and management, this qualification may lead on to:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 2456], 

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) [Ref: 2459] and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) [Ref: 2460]

  •  or bachelor’s degrees in related leadership and management subject areas..

 

Time:Average commitment of 28 learning hours per week for 43 weeks. This is divided into three categories: 1) In class theory; 2) Work placement in an appropriate community facilitation setting (a minimum of 200 hours); 3) self-study under teacher direction.

 

Duration:Normal progression for a full-time student is 12 months and the maximum time to complete from enrolment date is 24 months; when approved by Skill New Zealand Management.

 
Entry Requirements Domestic Students

General Criteria:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Be a New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident

  • Enrolled full-time

Academic Criteria:

  • Hold a qualification in Healthcare or equivalent; or

  • Have a keen interest in Healthcare and successfully attend an interview

  • Have NZCEL Level 3 Applied; or

  • Complete a pre-course assessment successfully

Health and Professional Criteria

All applicants are required to: 

  • Must have a satisfactory report from the New Zealand Police Vetting System

 
Entry Requirements International Students

General Criteria:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Have a valid student visa

  • Enrolled full-time

Academic Criteria:

  • Hold a qualification in Healthcare or equivalent; or

  • Have a keen interest in Healthcare and successfully attend an interview

  • Have NZCEL Level 3 Applied; or

Health and Professional Criteria

All applicants are required to: 

  • Must have a satisfactory report from Police Vetting System of their country of origin and must have a satisfactory report from the New Zealand Police Vetting System

 

International Students English Language Criteria

 

Applicants must be able to communicate competently in English. International students or residents whose first language is neither English nor Maori must have a minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0; NZCEL Level 3 (Applied) or completion of accepted international equivalents or equivalent evidence of English language proficiency as prescribed by Rule 18.