NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING APPLIED PRACTICE

Level 5, 121 Credits

DIPLOMA IN HEALTH & WELLBEING

The purpose of this programme is to produce knowledgeable graduates and equip them with the advanced skills required to practice as professionals in the health and wellbeing sector, and in particular, the disability and mental health sub-fields. This programme is combined with the Certificate (Level 4) programme to ensure that learners experience in-class theory, practical work-based learning, and training protocols to prepare them for work in the health and wellbeing sector.

 

This programme is open to learners who do not have any experience or qualifications, as well as those who are already working in the health and wellbeing sector but are looking to advance their skills and sharpen their knowledge.

Learners will study and apply advanced practice skills, abilities and knowledge in the focused sub-fields of disability and mental health which will qualify graduates to work independently with clients in residential, community and hospital care contexts.

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PROGRAMME CONTENT:
  • Analyse health status, determinants of health and inequalities of health in New Zealand

  • Analyse factors influencing the public health environment in New Zealand

  • Critically evaluate and adapt own support practice to achieve continuous improvement in a health or wellbeing setting

  • Critically examine theories, models or approaches that inform support practice in a health or wellbeing setting

  • Explain the competencies required to meet the support needs of people in a health or wellbeing setting

  • Select and apply strategies and practices to respond to people from diverse contexts in a health or wellbeing setting

  • Select, apply, and evaluate practices informed by Te Ao Māori to support tangata whenua health or wellbeing aspirations

  • Support people to meet their health or wellbeing needs, and evaluate selected and applied practices.

DURATION & HOURS:
  • 43 weeks

  • Monday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm (this will vary during the programme duration)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Graduates of the Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practices) may be employed in:

  • Consumer Advocate

  • Disability Practice

  • Navigation/Navigator

  • Social Services

  • Counselling

  • Mental Health Support worker

  • Youth Worker

  • Residential/Community Worker

  • Disability Support Worker

  • Iwi Services

 

EDUCATION PATHWAY:
  • New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6).

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Domestic Students:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over.

  • A minimum of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, preferably in biology.

  • Applicants must have a good command of the English language.

  • Must undergo an interview to confirm their suitability for the programme.

  • Must consent to a Police Vetting check. required by the Children's Act 2014 (VCA Act).

  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) per employer request

 

International Students:

  • A minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0 or equivalent evidence of English language proficiency.

  • Current student Visa

  • Must be physically fit to be able to complete the programme.

  • Must undergo an interview to confirm their suitability for the programme.

  • Must consent to a Police Vetting check. required by the Children's Act 2014 (VCA Act).

  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) per employer request

"Skill NZ is a good place to study in order to improve knowledge in Health and Wellbeing. Learning at Skill NZ helped me to excel in my workplace."

- Siti Momina