Certificate of proficiency in working collaboratively in a health or wellbeing setting

Course highlights

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.

Key facts

Start month(s) July
Duration 18 weeks
Level 4
Directed learning hours 50
Self-directed learning hours 170
Total learning hours 220
Study location(s) MIT Manukau
Domestic fees

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International fees (NZD) Certificates of Proficiency are not recommended for international students
Course code 724.431

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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Some courses may have a pre-requisite, you may need to seek course advice before applying. Call 0800 62 62 52 or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz.

This course is part of the .

If your intention is to complete a full programme, please enrol into the programme. Studying an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP) is not a pathway towards a formal qualification.

Certificate of Proficiency (COP) may be cross credited to a programme however grades achieved through studying a COP are not transferable to a programme.

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Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.