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4611 Certificate in Pre Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

25 January to 30 June 2016, or

4 July 2016 to 8 December 2016

Duration:

23 weeks full time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 90

The programme aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop attitudes, knowledge and skills to be considered for entry to the Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Enrolled Nursing. Knowledge and skills are also relevant to a variety of health and care occupations.

Compulsory unit standards:

IHS105 Human cardiovascular system

IHS107 Human musculoskeletal system

IHS110 Human integumentary system

PEN101 Personal and professional study skills

PEN102 Communications and computing

PEN103 Applying theory and practice

PEN104 Introduction to foundations of health and social sciences

PEN105 Introduction to relaxation massage

US1279 Write in plain English

US3491 Write a report

US26551 Provide first aid for life threatening conditions

US26552 Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them

US27833 Support people to use assistive equipment and move in a health, disability or aged care context

US167 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision

Elective option: Students choose either 528 or 20473:

US528 Demonstrate survival techniques for a civil defence emergency

US20473 Rescue casualties at ground level using civil defence general rescue techniques

Elective option: Students choose either 2784 or 2786:

US2784 Create and use a computer spreadsheet to solve a problem

US2786 Create and use a computer database to solve a problem

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2016 direct material costs of $423.50 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

This programme provides the knowledge and basic academic skills to enable successful students an opportunity to apply for the Bachelor of Nursing or Diploma in Enrolled Nursing programmes. The skills gained within this programme enable consideration for other health-related programmes including Massage.

School Leavers

 A minimum of NCEA Level 2: 60 credits at level 2 or above in  each of English, Mathematics, a science related subject and 1 other of choice as well as 20 further credits at any level in a subject of choice

Mature Aged applicants (20 years of age and above)

 Evidence of successful completion recent study in the last 5 years to level 2 on the NZQA framework and/or demonstration of interest and aptitudes in the field of health which demonstrate potential for success. Examples may include a history of successful employment for 2 or more years in the health related workforce and/or membership of community based helping organisations. 

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, 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 passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

  • IELTS: 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 20
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations: FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 for each skill.
  • NZCEL: Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic: PToE Academic score of 42
  • City and Guilds: IESOL B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English and who are applying to Immigration New Zealand for their first New Zealand student visa must provide evidence of one of the following:

  1. Has gained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements; or
  2. Holds a Bachelor’s degree of at least three years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of America; or
  3. Has achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA); or
  4. Has successfully passed one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules listed  above.

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification, 'Certificate in Pre Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing', they must have:

  • Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other activities for all of  the locally developed units.
  • Attended for not less than 100% for NZQA unit standard 528, “Demonstrate Survival Techniques for a Civil Defence Emergency”, or NZQA Unit Standard 20473 entitled “Rescue casualties at ground level using Civil Defence general rescue techniques” within the module entitled “Applying Theory and Practice”.
  • Attended for not less than 90% for all other NZQA Unit standards as specified.
  • Completed all summative assessment requirements and demonstrated competence in the NZQA unit standards and modules as specified.
  • This amounts to successful programme completion of 90 credits for the Certificate in Pre Entry to the Bachelor of Nursing.

Classes are held Monday to Thursday, 9.00am-4.00pm at SIT's Invercargill campus.

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