NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands in Health Assistance and Support Work is designed for people working in a health or disability or aged care setting, to further develop their skills and knowledge aligned with their chosen career path.
The Health and Wellbeing Level 3 programme develops graduates to:
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|
Note: Employees and volunteers (includes work 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.
You may have already gained knowledge and practical skills that could be recognised and credited towards your study. These may have been gained through:
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 Learning Centre on 06 755 0558 ext 900.
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 Commitment). If you are not already employed, a work placement agreement will need to be arranged. However, it may be possible to complete the qualification through workplace learning at Maida Vale Retirement Village. For further information please contact the Training Coordinator on 06 755 0558 ext 905.
Unit standards are assessed in each module. Assessment will take place throughout the duration of the programme. Assessment methods include: