Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands in Health Assistance; Newborn Hearing Screening; Orderly Services; Support Work; Vision Hearing Screening; and Whānau, Kin and Foster Care
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 50 - 70
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Human Welfare Studies and Services » Community Client Care
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to recognise the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred support in the health and wellbeing sectors.

The graduates will benefit by gaining recognition of transferable skills and knowledge valued across the health and wellbeing sector, and the specific skills and knowledge required to perform a role within the sector.
The community will benefit through the provision of high quality health and wellbeing services by individuals who are trained to support people, whānau and family and the wider community.

This qualification is stranded to recognise the specific skills and knowledge required for a range of roles and responsibilities in the health and wellbeing sector.

Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes in a health and wellbeing setting to provide health and wellbeing services in an ethical and professional manner.
- Recognise and respond to signs of vulnerability and abuse in a health or wellbeing setting.
- Communicate effectively in a culturally appropriate manner to support a person's health or wellbeing.

Graduates of the Health Assistance strand will also be able to:
- Provide culturally appropriate person-centred care under the direction and delegation of a health professional.
- Recognise and respond to signs of functional, behavioural, environmental or other health or wellbeing change in a person, in a health or wellbeing setting.

Graduates of the Newborn Hearing Screening strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of nationally approved protocols to carry out hearing screening for newborns in a culturally appropriate manner.

Graduates of the Orderly Services strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of organisational procedures to provide orderly services in a culturally appropriate and safe manner to support the effective functioning of a healthcare facility.

Graduates of the Support Work strand will also be able to:
- Provide person-centred culturally appropriate health and wellbeing support to maximise a person's independence.
- Recognise and respond to signs of functional, behavioural, environmental or other health or wellbeing change in a person, in a home or community setting.

Graduates of the Vision Hearing Screening strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of nationally approved protocols to carry out vision and hearing screening for children in a culturally appropriate manner.

Graduates of the Whānau, Kin and Foster Care strand will also be able to:
- Work with appropriate organisations to promote the wellbeing of children in care, and support in a culturally appropriate manner the wellbeing and development of children who cannot live with their own parents.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) [Ref: 2469] and may lead on to further study in related health and wellbeing contexts such as the New Zealand Certificate in New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4) [Ref: 4108], or in leadership and management.
Employment pathways
Graduates of the Health Assistance strand may be employed as healthcare assistants in a range of contexts including acute care, primary care, aged residential care, disability, dental and therapeutic programmes.

Graduates of the Newborn Hearing Screening strand may be employed as newborn hearing screeners.

Graduates of the Orderly Services strand may be employed as orderlies.

Graduates of the Support Work strand may be employed in a range of roles supporting people in the community including disability and aged support.

Graduates of the Vision Hearing Screening strand may be employed as vision hearing screening technicians.

Graduates of the Whānau, Kin and Foster Care strand will be able to be foster carers, supporting children and young people who cannot live with their own parents.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Programmes leading to this qualification must adhere to and be consistent with any ethical, legislative, codes of rights or contractual requirements to which the industry or roles is subject.
Current employment in a relevant role is a requirement for entry into the Newborn Screening, Orderly Services, and Vision Hearing Screening strands.
Education Organisation 25 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Community Support Services ITO Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2470
Status Current
Created December 2014
Last Reviewed March 2016
Next Review September 2024
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