Enrolment

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How to Apply to Enrol

Step 1

Look at our programmes to find the qualification and course you want to study. If your not sure which course is for you then contact us and send a message to our tutor with any questions and a contact phone number and email. We will contact you to assist you.

Step 2

Once you have chosen a programme your interested in, read the entry requirements/eligibility of enrolment. If you meet all the requirements then you may enrol into your chosen course. Enrol by clicking on the ‘Download the Enrolment Form’ button at the bottom of the programme page. This form needs to be printed, filled out  and returned via mail or scanned and emailed to training@avatarinstitute.co.nz. Please note – if you are planning to mail the documents to us, please create a copy. Do not send the original.

Step 3

After you apply we will contact you to let you know if you have been accepted. We will then invoice you the fees for the programme and when payment has been approved we will be in touch with you.

Withdrawing From Your Programme

Please read the forms lined below enrolling so that you are aware of the policy and procedure when withdrawing from a programme.

FAQ’s

Am I Eligible?

Skills For Healthcare (Level 2) Training Scheme

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto this Training Scheme enrolling students (Students and trainees are the same group of people. In some instances, “students” are referred to so that terminology aligns with NZQA’s) must:

  • be a domestic student;
  • be at least 18 prior to commencement of the programme;
  • be able to communicate competently in English. Applicants may be requested to undertake an English language test at their own expense;
  • be physically and mentally able to perform the role of the care giver;
  • undertake health screening and be cleared to work in a healthcare setting; and
  • have no criminal record. Enrolling students are required to complete a NZ Police Vetting Service Request and Consent Form prior to enrolment.

22 Credits, Level 2
Total Notional Learning Hours – 220
Tutor Contact Hours – 72
Workplace Hours – 96
Tutor-Directed Hours (Approximate) – 52

New Zealand Certificate In Health & Wellbeing Level 2 Or Level 3

Enrolment Eligibility (entry criteria)

To be accepted onto the programme, applicants must:

There are no academic requirements for admission to this programme. Applicants must:

  • be a domestic student;
  • be at least 18 prior to commencement of the programme;
  • be able to communicate competently in English. Applicants may be requested to undertake an English language test at their own expense;
  • be physically and mentally able to perform the role of the care giver;
  • undertake health screening and be cleared to work in a healthcare setting; and
  • have no criminal record. Applicants are required to complete a NZ Police Vetting Service Request and Consent Form prior to enrolment.

Note: Employees and volunteers (includes work experience placements) may be required to undergo initial and ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support in the health and wellbeing sectors.

Learning Commitment

The NZQA states that one credit generally equates to approximately 10 learning hours. Trainees need to plan their learning commitments as follows:

Learning component Expected Time commitment Hours
Tutor Contact hours 6 hours per week 102
Workplace learning 13 hours per week                             (minimum recommended) 221
Tutor directed hours Approx. 5 hours per week             (minimum recommended) 85
Total 408

Recognition of Prior Learning

You may have already gained knowledge and practical skills that could be recognised and credited towards your study, these may have been gained through.

  • Study while at secondary school
  • Workplace learning
  • Other tertiary study
  • Life experiences or voluntary work

You may be able to seek recognition of prior learning (RPL), credit transfer (CT), cross credit (CC) or recognition of current competencies (RCC).

If you believe you are eligible to have your prior learning recognised, please contact the Training School on 06 755 0558 ext 900.

Workplace learning

Workplace experience is essential for successful completion of the New Zealand qualification. It is preferred that you are currently employed in a support worker/care giver role (see Learning Commitments above). However, it may be possible to complete the qualification through workplace learning at Maida Vale Retirement Village. For further information on workplace learning at Maida Vale please contact the Training School on 06 755 0558 ext 900 or ext 905.

Competency Assessment Programme

Enrolment Eligibility (entry criteria)

To be accepted onto the programme, applicants must:

  • have written notification from the Nursing Council of New Zealand of the requirement to complete a Competence Assessment Programme.
  • meet English requirements laid down in the NCNZ’S registration policy for overseas nurses prior to entry to the Competency Assessment Programme. Such as:
  • the International Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of at least 7.0 in reading, writing and speaking retrospectively;

or

  • the Occupational English Test (OET) with a B band in each section.
  • have verified documented evidence of a minimum of two years clinical experience as a registered nurse in a ward environment, including having worked in this setting within two years.
  • provide evidence of a minimum six (6) months employment in New Zealand or another English speaking country, in a healthcare setting.
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively for the purpose of practicing in the New Zealand setting.
  • provide current evidence of a Police clearance from the country where the applicant holds current registration.

Please Note: If applicants are unable to attend a face-to-face interview they will be required to have a telephone or Skype interview with the Training Coordinator and/or the Learning Facilitator.

Current Course Costs 2018

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 2

Tuition fee is $497.00 – 17 weeks duration.

 

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance Strand or Support Work Strand

Tuition fee is $797 – 28 weeks duration.

 

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP)

Tuition fee is $8100.00 for the 8 week programme.

 

If you have any questions about the above Courses, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Where is the training based?

Avatar Institute of Learning is based in Taranaki, in the surburb of Bell Block, which is 15 minutes by car or 25 mins by bus from the centre of New Plymouth