At Waikato DHB the certificate programme is managed and delivered by our Healthcare Support Development team with other DHB staff, in partnership with Careerforce NZ.
Our programme reassures and supports you along the way, and it gets really good feedback from staff.
It can help you gain skills and qualifications you can use to contribute in your team, or get more job satisfaction because you are giving safe, excellent care. It can also lead you into formal health professional roles. The qualification is yours and nationally recognised.
It is a qualification recognised by NZQA.
The programme includes
- Core units that all healthcare support staff must complete,
- Strands for acute care, maternity, mental health, theatre and orderly/attendant.
This diagram [PDF, 186 KB] shows you what each unit covers in the core and specialist strands