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, Tauranga, Tokoroa|
|Next intake||Feb 2023 View more details|
1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||2023 fees coming soon for domestic students View full fees information|
|Eligibility||View entry criteria|
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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 *||2023 fees coming soon for domestic students|
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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.
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:
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.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||13 Feb 2023|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||13 Mar 2023|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||13 Mar 2023|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||17 Jul 2023|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||17 Jul 2023|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||17 Jul 2023|
- 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)