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

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

26 January to 2 July 2015

6 July to 3 December 2015

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.  Knowledge and skills are also relevant to a variety of health and care occupations.

PEN101 Personal and Professional Study Skills

PEN1011 Personal and Professional Study Skills

1279 Write in plain English

 

PEN102 Communications and Computing

- Elective Option

Students choose either NZQA Unit 2784 OR 2786 below

2784 Create and use a simple computer spreadsheet to solve a problem

 or

2786 Create and use a simple computer flatfile database to solve a problem

and

3491 Write a report

PEN1021 Communications and Computing

 

PEN103 Applying Theory and Practice

167 Practise food safety methods in a food business

26551 Provide first aid for life threatening conditions

26552 Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them

PEN1031 Applying Theory and Practice

 

Elective Option

Students choose either 528 or 20473 for PEN103 plus all other NZQA unit standards and locally developed units

Either

528 Demonstrate survival techniques for a civil defence emergency

0r

20473 Rescue casualties at ground level using civil defence general rescue techniques

Plus

27833 Support people using assistive equipment and move in a health,disability or aged care context

IHS105 Describe the human cardiovascular system

IHS110 Describe the integumentary system of the human body

IHS107 Describe the human musculoskeletal system

PEN1032 Introduction to relaxation massage

 

PEN104 Introduction to Foundations of Health and Social Sciences

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

Classes are held Monday to Thursday at SIT's Invercargill campus.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of just $416 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

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

In addition, those for whom English is a second language will require evidence of having successfully passed an NZQA approved proficiency assessment at the appropriate level or 1 of the following English language tests below in accordance with the NZQA rules for those for whom English is a second language:

IELTS test: Score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47
NZCEL: Level 4 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 42
City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 42.
  • IELTS test: 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 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE with a pass at Grade C or CAE with a score of 47
  • NZCEL: Level 4 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 42.

Workforce Restrictions for Children's Workforce

 If you have a criminal conviction and you are considering studying toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector working directly with children, you need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field under the new Vulnerable Children's Act 2014.

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.