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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand

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Summary

Are you a positive and patient person who really wants to make a difference in the community? Do you have a genuine interest in supporting others to improve their quality of life? If so, choose to pursue a career in human service work.

Use this qualification to gain the practical knowledge and skills you will need to work in the human services field. Aligned with local industry needs and national strategies, this Certificate will allow you to develop specialty knowledge alongside general human service and academic skills; choose to specialise in mental health, disability or social services support work. This qualification also provides a perfect springboard into further study. Within a supportive environment, develop the skills and confidence to progress into higher learning and undertake a degree in social services or in an area such as nursing or occupational therapy.

Our graduates have a high employment rate and many are offered work during or after their fieldwork placements in the second semester. Fieldwork placements are an important aspect of your learning experience and, as much as possible, we aim to position you in a work placement that will enable you to pursue and meet your career and life aspirations. Depending on your specialty strand, you may find yourself supporting clients for the Special Olympics, working in a kaupapa Maori service, running a baking group or art activity in a day programme, working on a ward at a hospital, participating in an afterschool or holiday programme, working in elderly care or playing indoor football with a group of troubled youth.

Skills required

  • Open mindedness
  • Honesty
  • Reliability
  • Punctuality
  • Warmth
  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • A calm manner

Further study options

Continue learning and enhance your employment potential with the Bachelor of Social Services.

Programme specific risks

If you have had experiences of trauma, mental illness, abuse or life events causing emotional harm, you may experience some emotional risk during this programme. The School of Social Services and Otago Polytechnic have services available to support you.

You will study

This programme is made up of seven courses. You will complete six compulsory courses and choose one specialty strand:

  • Community Facilitation
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Social Services

If you choose to complete one specialty at the Certificate level, you are not restricted to that specialty should you choose to progress to the Bachelor in Social Services.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$23,400.00 (11,42,365) per year

From

17 Feb

Venue

Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin Campus,

Forth Street,

DUNEDIN,

North Dunedin,

9016, New Zealand

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$23,400.00 (11,42,365) per year

From

17 Feb

Venue

Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin Campus,

Forth Street,

DUNEDIN,

North Dunedin,

9016, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Open entry but you must

  • disclose any criminal convictions before commencing the programme, and
  • give permission for a police check before going on your work placement.
  • You will also take part in an informal discussion with the Programme Manager to check your readiness to engage with the programme.

International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study.

IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL paper based test (PBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE); TOEFL internet based test (IBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge english examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; Pearson test of english (ACADEMIC): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Language Certificate: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill.

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