A career in healthcare is both fulfilling and challenging, with the ability to make positive impacts on people's lives. This course will help advance your career with flexible learning options, designed to improve your knowledge for further study or upskill your existing industry experience.
You’ll learn how to provide personalised care and support for people living with dementia or complex needs in healthcare facilities or in their homes. We’ll make sure you’re equipped with practical skills to prepare you for employment as an Advanced Healthcare Support Worker.
During your studies, you will gain industry experience by completing 256 hours with a healthcare provider as part of your training.
On Campus: You’ll experience the best of both worlds with a unique combination of only 12 hours per week on campus and flexible learning from home. This means you can work and study at the same time if you choose.
Online: You'll need to be working or volunteering with a registered healthcare provider to take advantage of our online study option. This will help you advance your skills while you continue to work, giving you the flexibility, tools and resources to learn anytime, anywhere at your own pace.
You will learn:
How to support people living with dementia or complex needs
Observation skills and responding to changes in health conditions
Planning and risk management in healthcare
How to lead and work collaboratively in a team environment
Ways to support registered healthcare professionals to carry out tasks
Effective communication techniques
Cultural awareness as a support worker in Aotearoa
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