Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Rehabilitation Support) (Level 4) with strands in Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Impairment, and Chronic Illness
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 the qualification is to provide organisations within the health and wellbeing sectors with graduates who have the skills and knowledge to provide rehabilitation support in collaboration with others, under the direction and delegation of a health professional.

This qualification is targeted at people who have some experience in a health or wellbeing setting and who need to gain the additional knowledge and skills required to provide rehabilitation support to a person to rehabilitate and/or live the best life possible.

This qualification is not associated with professional registration or a clinical scope of practice.

Graduates will be capable of working in a self-managed capacity under broad guidance.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work collaboratively with health and wellbeing professionals and others to support a person to rehabilitate and/or live the best life possible.
- Actively contribute to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality improvement in a health and wellbeing organisation.
- Provide leadership and/or education or training support in a health or wellbeing setting.
- Work alongside people, and/or their natural supports, family and/or whānau in a supportive and/or rehabilitation setting to maximise independence and achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Graduates of the Brain Injury strand will also be able to:
- Apply relevant skills and knowledge to support a person living with or undertaking rehabilitation from brain injury.

Graduates of the Spinal Cord Impairment strand will also be able to:
- Apply relevant skills and knowledge to support a person living with or undertaking rehabilitation from spinal cord impairment.

Graduates of the Chronic Illness strand will also be able to:
- Apply relevant skills and knowledge to support a person living with or undertaking rehabilitation from chronic illness.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the Health Assistance or Support Work strands in the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands [Ref: 2470]; and graduates may pathway to the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Practice/Applied Practice) (Level 5) [Ref: 3244], specialised educational or clinical qualifications in Rehabilitation, Health Science (Rehabilitation), or complete another specialisation in rehabilitation support by undertaking an additional strand of this certificate.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be work as support workers in a range of rehabilitation support or health assistant roles relevant to the strand they have completed.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.
Education Organisation 3 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 2991
Status Current
Created December 2015
Next Review February 2025
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