Health Care Worker
The Health Care Worker course aims to prepare those who have had little or no preparation for the role of a Health Care Worker and are currently employed, or intend to commence employment with a Health Service.
This course comprises theoretical and practical knowledge and a section of practical experience in a specific Health Service setting. The practical component is completed during the course in the applicant’s workplace or alternatively in a workplace that is arranged for the applicant. The incorporation of both a generic component and a context specific component allows the course to prepare Health Care Workers for specific Health Service contexts (e.g. asthma; elderly care; surgical).
- Basic assessment skills
- Basic first aid
- Basic human development
- Basic nutrition
- Communication and relationships
- Concepts of health
- Culture and cultural awareness
- Health and safety
- Health contexts and the environment
- Health promotion
- Health studies and health issues
- Legislation and legal/ethical issues
- Practical skills
- Problem solving/management skills
- The Health Care Worker role
- Treaty of Waitangi
NZ citizens and permanent residents: $1,480 (includes GST, tuition, class materials and Student Services fee)
International students: $3,910 (includes GST, tuition, class materials and Student Services fee)
Dates and Times
The Semester One course is a full time option delivered over 12 weeks. Flexible arrangements may be made in consultation with Unitec to accommodate individual needs.4
The Semester Two course (Northern campus) is offered on a part-time basis.
|24 Feb - 16 May
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|NURS||S208||3334 (International Students)|
|4 Aug - 5 Dec
||NURS||S204||6729 (NZ citizens and permanent residents)|
|NURS||S208||6730 (International Students)|
The full-time course is offered at the Unitec Institute of Technology, Waitakere Campus at Ratanui Street, Henderson and at the SIMLAB based at Waitakere Hospital, Lincoln Road, Henderson.
The part-time course is offered at Unitec Institute of Technology Northern Campus at 10 Rothwell Avenue, Albany and at the SIMLAB in Henderson.
Where an applicant is not currently working in a healthcare institution, a placement will be arranged in a community private hospital.
Students are required to complete a variety of written, practical and oral assessments related to theoretical and practical course content. There is no final exam.
Please complete a Short Course Enrolment Form.
You will also need to complete the application forms attached to the Health Care worker brochure.
Flexible arrangements may be made in consultation with Unitec to accommodate arrangements for practical experience.
For more information on short courses please contact Student Central on email@example.com or 0800 10 95 10 or +64 9 815 2945.
All fees include GST. If there are insufficient numbers registered for a course Unitec reserves the right to postpone or cancel.
Last edited: 20 November 2013