This exciting new programme is ideal preparation for learners wanting to make a real positive difference in people’s lives by gaining a formally recognised Health & Wellbeing qualification. This is one of the few Health & Wellbeing programmes in New Zealand which enables the learner to study while continuing their employment in a Health & Wellbeing setting. It is also suitable for those wishing to enter employment in the sector. The 200 hours of workplace practicum will introduce learners to a range of organisations seeking advanced support workers.
The programme will prepare advanced support workers to work closely and collaboratively to support people and whanau with complex needs. The aim is for meaningful, learner pathways to be strengthened and employment opportunities in the community support service sector to increase.
- Course Code: NZ3244
- Credit: 120
- Full Time Study via Blended Learning Mode
- Cost: All costs are currently covered by the Goverment’s TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund) meaning it is free for you to study!
- Blended Learning: 1 day per week on campus – 1 day tutor led online – 2 days self-directed study – 1 day work experience
What is the course content?
The Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practice – Youth Work) (Level 5) recognises the competence, knowledge, and skills required across a range of occupations and disciplines, to support people to achieve their health and wellbeing aspirations.
Graduates will be equipped with a broad operational and theoretical knowledge of working in settings including youth work, disability support, healthcare services, home & community support, health & addiction support, and social services – as well as te reo Maori, tikanga and kawa. They may progress to advanced diploma or degree level studies in a range of Health-related professions. Graduates will be able to work independently as practitioners in some sectors, or under the supervision of professional or qualified clinicians, in others.
If you wish to enrol in this course, you must:
- have a general interest in working in the Health & Wellbeing or Youth Work sectors
- hold a Health & Wellbeing or Youth Work Level 4 qualification
Or you must :
- have evidence of successful study at Level 3 and have evidence of one year’s professional experience in a health and wellbeing context
- Special admission may be granted for applicants who are over the age of twenty and have at least 18 month’s successful fulltime work experience in a Health & Wellbeing setting which can be verified by 2 referees.
You must also:
- be aged 18 years or older.
- be able to work or undertake voluntary work in a Health & Wellbeing or Youth Work setting.
- have access to a computer and the internet to complete the requirements of the programme.
- be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.