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Certificate in Advanced Health and Care Assistance (Level 4) (Complex Care)

Programme Description:

This full-time level 4 certificate highlights the benefits of employment in the Health care industry. It comprises seven closely-connected modules which are delivered over 46 teaching weeks, which will gradually increase the student’s knowledge and skills that will be required to demonstrate when seeking employment. The course content aims to this programme is to develop collaborative Healthcare Assistants who can provide advanced person-centred care and support to people with a range of complex conditions, and have the leadership capabilities and technical skills to lead care teams in healthcare work environments.

Graduate Outcome:

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members, and family and whanau of a person with complex conditions to support the person’s health and wellbeing.
  • Support registered health professionals by performing delegated advanced clinical tasks in a healthcare setting.
  • Apply knowledge of complex health conditions and organisational processes to implement culturally appropriate person-centred care practices for a person with complex conditions in a healthcare setting.
  • Communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, record information in accord with organisational procedures, prepare and deliver reports, and engage in challenging conversations in a healthcare setting.
  • Apply mentoring and leadership skills in a healthcare setting.

Structure

The programme runs overs 46 weeks in 2 semesters of 23 weeks each. You must achieve 120 credits from 7 modules. You must successfully complete all 7 modules to graduate.

Entry Criteria:

In order to be accepted as a student for this programme:

All students must provide evidence of holding the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) [Ref. 2470] or an equivalent qualification, or experience in the health and wellbeing sectors.

Domestic students must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident
  • be 18 years of age or older at the start of the programme
  • achieved literacy and numeracy competence at Level 2 or higher
  • have an acceptable New Zealand Police vetting outcome International students must:
  • be 18 years of age or older at the start of the programme
  • have a secondary or high school certification or recognised equivalent
  • achieved literacy and numeracy competence at Level 2 or higher
  • achieved an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5, or any other recognised international proficiency outcomes as per Rule 18
  • have an acceptable New Zealand Police vetting outcome

Student career pathway:

  • Education pathway: This qualification leads to the Certificate in Advanced Health and Care Assistance (Level 4) (Complex Care)
  • Employment pathway: Work in the health and complex care as a care assistant.

Programme Start Date:
17 January 2022, 04 April 2022, 20 June 2022, 05 September 2022, 21 November 2022

Total Programme Fees : International students- $18,500

Module Descriptions

  • Service Delivery and Care Models
    Research and analyse different service delivery approaches and models used in New Zealand’s healthcare sector.
  • Advanced Care and Support Skills 1
    Discuss risk prioritisation strategies and their implications for applying effective organisational health and safety practices in a healthcare setting.
  • Advanced Care and Support Skills 2
    Investigate and discuss the impact of organisational service performance and professional competency on quality health care service provision in a healthcare setting.
  • Clinical Skills in Practice
    Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team to develop person-centred risk management plans for recipients of care with complex needs in a healthcare setting.
  • Complex Conditions Care
    Apply clinical knowledge and skills, and carry out delegated care duties and clinical routine tasks in a healthcare setting.
  • Dementia Care
    Apply infection prevention measures and promote health and safety practices in a healthcare setting.
  • Mentoring and Leadership Skills
    Apply effective communication skills and techniques to communicate complex information in a healthcare setting.