New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)
The purpose of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) is to recognise the skills and knowledge required to provide holistic person-centred care and support for a person with complex needs, and their whānau and/or family.
Study type Open
This programme can only be studied part-time. It is not eligible for student loans, course-related costs, living costs or student allowances from StudyLink.
This programme of study has practical components that require access to a workplace covered under the Government’s COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
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The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4) is targeted at individuals who have existing experience in a health or wellbeing setting supporting those with complex needs. This programme is for those who are looking to gain the additional knowledge and skills to enhance their person-centred practice and grow their leadership capabilities in this important sector.
What you will learn
- Work collaboratively with members of a multi-disciplinary team and the whānau and/or family of a person with complex needs to support the person’s health and wellbeing.
- Support registered health professionals by carrying out delegated clinical tasks in a health or wellbeing setting.
- Apply knowledge of health or wellbeing conditions and organisational processes to implement culturally appropriate person-centred approaches to care for and support a person with complex needs in a health and wellbeing setting.
- Communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, including preparing and delivering reports and recording information as required by the organisation, and engaging in challenging conversations, in a health or wellbeing setting
- Apply leadership skills in a health or wellbeing setting by formal or informal mentoring and/or coaching of colleagues.
- Particular emphasis has been placed on enhancing knowledge and practice in relation to dementia and palliative care, alongside other co-existing needs.
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in a role as a senior health care worker, senior care giver or a role with similar responsibilities in hospices, specialised dementia units, aged residential care, hospitals, GP and After-hours clinics, or home and community support settings.
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.