Working Safely in Residential Care (Level 2) (Micro-credential)

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Subject area

Support for the Older Person


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Entry requirements

To be eligible for enrolment and work placements, participants must:
- be at least 18 prior to commencement of the programme;
- be able to communicate effectively in conversational and written English;
- be fully vaccinated in accordance with Ministry of Health requirements;
- complete a health screening declaration to be cleared for work in a residential care facility;
- be physically able to perform the role of a care giver; and
- have no criminal convictions that would exclude employment in a residential care facility.

A completed NZ Police Vetting Service Request and Consent Form is required prior to confirmation of enrolment.

Exceptions to these entry requirements may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Interested persons will be interviewed prior to confirmation of enrolment to ensure they are:
1. fully informed of the requirements to successfully complete this micro-credential.
2. aware of employer expectations of an entry-level care giver.
3. suitable to work with vulnerable people.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Working Safely in Residential Care is specifically designed for people seeking to be a care giver or healthcare assistant in a residential care setting.

The purpose of this micro-credential is to develop fundamental competencies needed to work safely when providing care to:
* the older person
* people with complex medical conditions; and
* people with early-stage dementia.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 755 0558
Fax: (06) 00000

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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