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STAR Alternative Health Care

STAR Alternative Health Care

Level 3

Do you like to help people? The UCOL | Te Pūkenga Alternative Health Care course will help you understand and develop your skills around wellbeing.

A photograph of UCOL | Te Pūkenga nursing students administrating a dummy patient
Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Whanganui, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: One day per week for five weeks

Dates:
Palmerston North
17 May 2023 – 21 Jun 2023

Whanganui & Masterton
2023 dates TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to learners. Fees apply to participating schoolsScholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Using the New Zealand Health Model of Te Whare Tapa Whā, you will discover various health practices currently being used in New Zealand.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Alternative Health Care course, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.


 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Alternative Health Care course is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in healthcare. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

  • Academy Health Level 3
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing

Career Pathways

  • Health Industry
  • Self-Employment

 Course Information

The UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Alternative Health Care course comprises 5 Credits. 

 

 Learning Facilities

From 2023 our nursing, medical imaging, social services, and healthcare ākonga will be learning in Te Whaioranga, the purpose-built healthcare education centre for UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū. This state-of-the-art learning environment enables our nursing, medical imaging, social services and healthcare ākonga to learn across disciplines and functions, familiarising them with real-world practices and ensuring they become ‘workforce ready’ graduates.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Alternative Health Care course, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.

Costs
Fees-free for learners. Upon successful application your school will pay UCOL | Te Pūkenga a fee.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this course. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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