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STAR Community Wellbeing Support Services

STAR Community Wellbeing Support Services

Level 3

Discover the possibilities of caregiving in New Zealand with UCOL's STAR Community Wellbeing Support Services programme.

Community Wellbeing Support
Quick info

Level: 3

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Whanganui, UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: One day per week over six weeks (Wednesday)

Dates:
2022 – Dates TBA

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to students. Fees apply to participating schools.Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

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.

Our course is designed to introduce you to the care and needs of older adults who require support. You will learn about personalised caregiving and helping people age well and with dignity.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's STAR Community Wellbeing Support Services programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Your course application will be arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.




 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's STAR Community Wellbeing Support Services programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and an understanding of the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in healthcare. If this career 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 STAR Community Wellbeing Support Services programme consists of 3 credits.

Unit 28548-V2 (Level 2) (7 Credits)
Support a person’s wellbeing and quality of life in a health or wellbeing setting

Practical
Offsite visit to retirement homes

 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 students  who are NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa that allows them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Students must be self-motivated and ready to learn.

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

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

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

How to apply
Talk to you careers advisor if you're interested in applying for UCOL's STAR Alternative Health Care.. Your application will be arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.

Costs
Fees-free for students. Upon successful application, your school will pay UCOL a fee.

Additional Requirements
Students will need to bring a pen and paper to take notes and are required to wear suitable footwear for practical sessions.

 Additional Costs

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

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