Trainees will learn basic skills and knowledge required for person-centred care. Trainees will complete learning activities in both a classroom setting and a workplace setting. The majority of learning hours are completed in an aged care facility. The content and hence skills and knowledge gained within this Training Scheme align with a significant component of most aged care facilities’ induction programme.
People who successfully complete this Training Scheme can pathway into the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2). The 22 credits achieved in this Training Scheme contribute to the 40 credits required to be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2). Once employed, people can continue their learning journey with their employer and be assessed for the remaining 18 credits.
23451 Describe the role of a support worker in a health or wellbeing setting.
23686 Describe a person’s rights in a health or wellbeing setting.
28519 Maintain a safe and secure environment for people and support workers in a health or wellbeing setting.
28517 Recognise and report risks and changes for a person in a health or wellbeing setting.
23386 Support a person to meet personal care needs in a health or wellbeing setting.
Work placement is a requirement during this six-week training programme. A work placement agreement will be signed by Avatar, the trainee and the work placement provider.
Completion of this programme does not guarantee employment. Trainees are required to take part in the usual recruitment process for employment.