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New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Practice and Applied Practice) (Level 5) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 04 February to 17 November

Duration:

One year full-time or two years part-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

  • Integrate theory and knowledge of health and wellbeing to identify the health and wellbeing aspirations of people from diverse contexts
  • Critically select and apply a range of evidence-based practices to support people to meet their health and wellbeing aspirations
  • Maintain awareness of the socio-cultural, economic and political factors impacting the wider health and wellbeing environment to provide responsive support practices
  • Critically select and apply a range of evidence-based practices informed by knowledge of te ao Māori to respond to the health and wellbeing aspirations of tangata whenua
  • Apply advanced strategies and practices to respond with sensitivity to people from diverse contexts
  • Critically reflect on and evaluate own support practice to achieve continuous improvement

Graduates of the Applied Practice context will meet the qualification outcomes in a programme which includes a pertinent practicum of more than 200 hours.

 

HWD 501 Building Rapport and Relationships/Te Hapai Whanaungatanga

HWD 502 Health, Community and Sustainability - Te Oranga Hapori

HWD 503 Recovery: Mental health and addiction issues - Take Mate Hinengaro, Take Mate Tarukino)

HWD 504 Reflecting on Practicum Experience - He Whakaaroaro ki nga Wheako Wahi Mahi

HWD 505 He Tirohanga Ao Māori - Integrating Māori Perspectives and Approaches

HWD 506 Extending knowledge and resources - He Whakawhanui i te Puna Rauemi

HWD 507 Professional Practice, Ethics and Leadership - Nga Tikanga Umanga

HWD 508 Application of Learning in The Workplace - He Kuhunga ki te Ao Wahi Maki

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs $681
  • International Fees can be found here

    This qualification is designed for experienced people working in the Health and Wellbeing sector; people wanting to enter the sector; and professionals seeking development opportunities within a health and wellbeing setting.

    The Health and Wellbeing community of New Zealand will benefit from having graduates with the skills and knowledge required across a range of vocations and disciplines, to support people to achieve their health and wellbeing aspirations. 

    Graduates of this qualification will work independently as practitioners in some sectors, or under the supervision of professional or qualified clinicians, in others.

    Mature aged applicants (20 years of age or over) preferred.

    All applicants must have achieved NCEA Level 2, or provide evidence of achievement at an equivalent level, or any approved qualification at Level 3 or above on the NZQF.

    All applicants are required to:

    • Attend an information session with a member of the academic staff and successfully demonstrate the ability to write at the equivalent of NZQA Level 3 at a minimum
    • Provide the names/details of two referees
    • Sign a declaration and a request for personal information held on the police database

    If the declaration identifies any issue that may impact on the student’s ability to complete the programme, the student can discuss this with the Programme Coordinator at an information session.  SIT reserves the right to decline entry to the programme should an applicant’s police record be such that they would be considered unsuitable for the type of work to be undertaken whilst on this programme or by graduates of this programme.  The guidelines on which this decision will be based are the relevant professional association or industry requirements.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

    NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

    an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

    Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

    Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

    Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

    Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

    Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


    IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
    TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
    Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
    OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
    NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
    Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
    Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
    Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

    * New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

    To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Practice/Applied Practice) (Level 5) and be awarded the qualification, the student must successfully achieve a minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Practice/Applied Practice) (Level 5) qualification full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

     

    (Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement).

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