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NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) Level 4

Intakes: 7 May 2018, 11 June 2018, 23 July 2018, 27 August 2018, 8 October 2018, 12 November 2018

Duration: 21 weeks

Earn more while doing what you love. Supercharge your health career with Ignite Colleges’ Healthcare Level 4 programme. With a great blend of practical work and theory, plus a 200 hour clinical placement, you’ll be in hot demand with employers once you graduate.

Who can enrol?

This is an ideal programme if you are 16 years or older and want to provide advanced support to a person with complex needs or family/whanau.

What will I learn?

Gain the skills and experience you need to work as a healthcare assistant, senior caregiver or senior support worker in hospices or specialised dementia units.

You will cover:

  • Risk management plans
  • Models of service delivery
  • Providing support to those with complex needs (e.g. dementia, palliative care)
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Self-reflection and peer mentoring
  • 200 hours of work experience

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Well-being (Advanced Support) Level 4

Where will this take me?

With this qualification you can apply for a wide range of well-paid healthcare roles including District Health Board positions. Alternatively, you can pathway into further nursing and healthcare studies. Either way you’ll stand out from the crowd by having trained at Ignite Colleges!

Here's a profile of our awesome healthcare tutor Mehak

After several years running her own private dental practice in India, dental surgeon Mehak sold her practice and moved to New Zealand for a new adventure. Although she was originally planning to practice dentistry here, life Down Under has taken her in an unexpected and “far more rewarding” direction. Through working as a youth worker, a disability worker, and a teachers’ aide in a special needs school, Mehak has tapped into her love of teaching. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health at AUT (to add to her Bachelor of Dental Surgery), and prior to joining Ignite Colleges she worked for another tertiary provider as a Level 6 Healthcare Management tutor.

“Being a dental surgeon is very lucrative, but I am finding teaching far more satisfying. I love sharing my knowledge with my students and really enjoy the classroom dynamics. The students have such rich experiences to share – I love the exchange of energy!  My classes are lively and interactive, and we laugh a lot. Healthcare is a great sector to get into in New Zealand because it’s fast-growing. Our students are getting great jobs after studying with us. The more they learn about healthcare, the greater their opportunities are.”

Mehak healthcare tutor

 

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