New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Care (First Responder)

Academy of Diving Trust

Subject area

First Aid


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Entry requirements

The Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 (HDC Act) may or may not apply, depending on the context of the service where graduates are operating.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the New Zealand public with individuals who are confident and competent to provide emergency care as a first responder until patient recovery or handover to advanced medical care can occur.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to build on the skill sets attained in first aid certificates and/or gain further skills and credentials in emergency care first response, but it does not lead to the competencies expected of an Emergency Medical Technician.

Graduates will be capable of carrying out emergency care first responder roles with designated areas of responsibility in conjunction with an authorised medical delegation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships Annual Student Scholarship

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$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates

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Capstone Editing - Director and Head Editor



A$3,000 to one undergraduate student per year

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 356 1665
Fax: (06) 354 1978

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