Core Skills & Knowledge for the Role of a Support Care Worker

    Course details

    • Code: HLTH.3002
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tokoroa, Taupo, Whakatane, Kawerau

Course Aim

The aim of this course is for students to be able to demonstrate and describe a range of fundamental tasks as a support care worker within the health services; these include culturally safe practice, legal responsibilities, working within a health care team and effective report writing.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. explain the Code of Rights and its link to the consumer, support care workers and health care providers’ duty of care within the health, disability and aged sector;
  2. describe culturally safe support care practices that maintain Māori ways of knowing;
  3. demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a group health care team; and
  4. construct a report relevant to the health care context.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

This course includes NZQA unit standards 3491, 9681, 23380 and 27104.

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017