New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

Programme highlights

Are you looking to develop your qualifications further in health and wellbeing?

This programme will give you the additional skills and knowledge to provide and implement advanced and personalised support to people with complex needs.

As you build your knowledge you will develop the expertise you need to take on higher leadership roles within your workplace.

If you have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) or work in the health and wellbeing industry, this qualification could be for you.

Advance your health care career and become a senior caregiver, senior health care assistant or senior support worker in acute care, hospices or specialised dementia units, aged residential care or home and community support settings.

You will complete a minimum of 200 hours of work experience on a placement arranged and managed by your clinical placement coordinator.

Māori and Pasifika Pathways

If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent then you also have access to Te Ara Oranga while studying this programme.

Te Ara Oranga will support you to succeed in a way that suits your needs and you will get connected with industry, opening doors to your health career pathway.

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Key facts

Start Month(s) July 2021
February, July 2022
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 4
Domestic fees Free^
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ2779
Duration

18 weeks full-time (excluding breaks) or 36 weeks part-time (excluding breaks)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 70
International Fees $14,500 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Employees and volunteers may be required to undergo ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support in the health and wellbeing sectors.

Applicants for this qualification will need to provide evidence of the following: 

  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) in Health Assistance or Support Work strand; or
  • An equivalent qualification or experience in the health and wellbeing sectors.
International students

English Language Entry Requirements: For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules.

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA.

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

Other regulations

Employees and volunteers 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.

Applicants of this programme will need to undergo police vetting and VCA checking.

Immune status requirements as per industry needs.

This programme adheres to and is consistent with the Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights) Regulations 1996, the Privacy Act 1993, the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and any other legislative or contractual requirements to which the industry or role is subject.

Credit recognition/Credit Transfer/RPL regulations

Credit transfer will be available upon application to those who have successfully participated in a Level 3 programme by providing a relevant academic transcript.

Applicants may also be required to complete a challenge test.

Credit recognition will be available upon application along with a relevant academic transcript. Fees apply.

Recognition of prior learning is available for the whole of the level 4 programme.

Applicants will need to demonstrate graduate and learning outcomes through a range of challenge tests, attestations and a professional conversation. Fees apply.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification may be employed as a health care assistant, senior caregiver, senior health care assistant or
senior support worker in acute care, hospices or specialised dementia units, aged residential care or home and community support settings.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (70 credits):

724.430 Effective service delivery (18 credits)

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to apply a range of different health and wellbeing service delivery models, demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity and will have strategies to apply it, and will be able to reflect on your own role in a health and wellbeing setting.

724.431 Working collaboratively in a health or wellbeing setting (22 credits)

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to support a person with complex needs and you will be able to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team to communicate and collaborate in a health setting and assist in the development and review of personal plans and their application.

724.432 Supporting a person with complex needs: Dementia (16 credits)

You will be able to work with and support people living with dementia, and you will be able to communicate effectively whilst applying safe practice, and you will be able to manage the effects on self and family/whānau.

724.433 Risk management and leadership in a health or wellbeing setting (14 credits)

You will be able to interpret, implement, and evaluate a risk management plan for a person in a health, disability or community setting; and provide effective leadership in a health or wellbeing setting.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the health and counselling calendar.

Further training or study

The qualification may lead to further study at Level 5, or bachelor's degrees in related health and wellbeing subject areas. It may also lead into leadership and management roles. 

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.