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.
Previous Related Programmes
The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work) supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:
- National Certificate in Health, Disability and Aged support (Core Competencies)