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Are you a people person dedicated to the care of others? Gain sought after skills in UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work).

Employers in aged residential, acute, primary and rehabilitative care need health assistants with a professional skill set.

You'll gain the skills to become a support worker in a health and wellbeing setting with the knowledge and skills to interact effectively with clients to ensure their optimum quality of life.

Students in Horowhenua can study this programme at HLC Levin.

Career & Study Outcomes

Graduates of UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work) will be able to:

  • recognise and respond to signs of vulnerability and abuse
  • demonstrate ethical and professional behaviour
  • provide person-centred support to maximise independence
  • recognise and respond to change.

You may be employed in a range of roles supporting people in the community, such as disability or aged support.

This qualification can lead to further studies in related health and wellbeing contexts, or in leadership and management, including New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support)

Course Information

Promoting Interpersonal Communication (14 credits) - Learn essential communication skills to interact effectively with clients, the importance of advocacy and self-advocacy, and how to recognise and respond to vulnerability.

Cultural-Legal Context of Health (20 credits) - Learn professional and ethical behaviour; health, safety and security practices; providing support to people from different cultures, and ascertaining a person's holistic needs with regards to their health and wellbeing.

Promoting Independence (18 credits) - Learn how to support people to use assistive equipment and move, meet their personal care needs, and provide person-centred care when supporting a person with early-stage dementia.

Maintaining a Person Centred Approach (18 credits) - Observe and respond to changes in a person, understand the support needs of a person with physical disabilities, and learn about the implications of aging on a person's lifestyle and wellbeing, and how to provide person-centred support.

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (22 minggu)

Biaya kuliah
NZ $11,960 for the entire course
Tanggal mulai

26 Juli 2021


UCOL Wairarapa Campus

143-159 Chapel Street,


5810, New Zealand

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

NCEA Level 1 (including 10 Literacy and 10 Numeracy Credits at Level 1) or equivalent.

For applicants 20 years of age and over there are no minimum academic requirements.

Acceptance into the programme is conditional on a student authorising UCOL to obtain a background check from the New Zealand Police Licensing and Vetting Agency. Convictions of any offence may not necessarily exclude applicants from enrolment; the decision is at the discretion of the Programme Leader.

Students are also required to complete the Health Declaration Form.

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5 with no band score lower than 5. IELTS scores must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). TOEFL (iBT) score of 35 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge B2 First (for Schools), C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: B2 with score of 154; no less than 154 in each skill; OET: Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; PToE (Academic) score of 36 with no band less than 36.

Under 20 years of age:

For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country). For more details, please visit the institution website.

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