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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care Practice Assistance) (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Human Welfare Studies and Services » Community Client Care
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the primary care service within the health and wellbeing sectors with people who have the skills and knowledge to provide administrative and clinical support across a primary care practice, under broad direction and delegation from a health professional.

This is an entry-level qualification designed for people who intend to develop a career supporting tangata, family and/or whānau, and the healthcare team in primary care.

Graduates will benefit by having a qualification that recognises their meaningful contribution to primary care, their ability to provide administration and clinical support in roles within primary care, and a pathway to further qualifications.

This qualification is not associated with professional registration or a clinical scope of practice.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Engage and communicate with tangata, family and/or whānau accessing primary care services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge.
- Apply knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to honour the history and context of Māori as tangata whenua and knowledge of person-whānau interconnectedness to own role in a primary care setting.
- Actively contribute to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in a primary care setting.
- Reflect on the impact of the aims and the purpose of the wider health and wellbeing sector on own role.
- Apply knowledge of primary care to support people, family and/or whānau, and the healthcare team in a primary care practice.
- Perform routine clinical tasks in a primary care setting under direction and delegation of a health professional.
- Contribute to the effective functioning of primary care administration and quality systems.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) [Ref: 2470] or the National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3 [Ref: 1039].

This qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5) [Ref: 1865], enrolled nursing studies or higher-level study in related subject health and wellbeing areas including nursing or allied health disciplines.

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to leadership and management, this qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 2456], the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) [Ref: 2459], and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) [Ref: 2460], or higher-level study in related leadership and management subject areas.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may work in roles providing administrative and clinical support across primary care, as a Primary Care Practice Assistant, Medical Centre Assistant, Kaiāwhina or Kaimanaaki Whānau, Whānau Ora centric role.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Employees and volunteers working in the health and wellbeing sectors are required to undergo initial and ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support.

To establish that the learner is a fit and proper person, checks will be required and may include:
- Police checks,
- Referee checks,
- Checks against any relevant legislation.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2990
Status Current
Created November 2015
Next Review December 2023
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