Note: As a subsidiary of
Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL | Te Pūkenga is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL | Te Pūkenga and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL | Te Pūkenga in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consists of 70 credits. The courses include:
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, learn about the implications of aging on a person's lifestyle and well-being, 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)