Health Sciences - Vocational Pathway

Campus: Whitireia Porirua
Cost:  Free
Days: Thursday
Hours: 9.00am – 2.30pm (half hour lunch) 
Equipment: Protective clothing and safety equipment is provided if appropriate 
Travel: This is provided free, subject to students meeting the MoE requirements 
Orientation: Thursday 13 February 2020 
Dates:  Thursday 13 February – Friday 13 November 2020 (33 weeks), normal school holidays apply 
Application:  Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in the WTA by their secondary school 
Interview: Students must attend an interview. We encourage a family member or school representative to attend 

Qualification

NCEA Level 2 with credit towards Vocational Pathway award. 

Credits

On successful completion of this course, students will have gained 20 credits (being 13 Level 2 and 7 Level 3 Credits).

Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing this strand will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and the requirements of infection control
  • interact with people to provide support
  • describe the role of the support worker and apply a person-centred approach.

These are all demonstrated in a health and well-being setting 

Assessment

Assessment is competency based against unit standard outcomes and related evidence requirements.
They will follow the processes required by NZQA and relevant industry requirements as outlined by the relevant Industry Training Organisations.

 

Students will be assessed against the following criteria:

 

Course Title Title Credits Version

Health Science

Comprises the following unit standards in 13 Level 2 Credits: 7 Level 3 Credits:

2

3

13

7

 
20826    Describe infection control requirements in a health or well-being setting  2 3 4
23451 Describe the role of a support worker in a health or well-being setting 2 5 3
28518 Describe and apply a person-centred approach in a health or well-being setting 2 5 1
28528 Describe and apply a person-centred approach in a health or well-being setting 3 3 1

28535 Demonstrate knowledge of procedures for infection control in a health or wellbeing setting

3 4 1

Study Pathways 

NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Health) (Level 3) Whitireia 

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Health) (Level 3) WelTec 

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Social Services) (Level 3) Whitireia

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Social Services) (Level 3) WelTec 

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Health) (Level 4) Whitireia

NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Social Services) (Level 4) Whitireia 

NZ Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)