Social and Community Services Vocational Pathway (Community Health and Support CTC).xml Community Health and Support Services

Qualifications and courses Study options
aged assessment care short course

ProgrammeFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Qualification name

Social and Community Services Vocational Pathway (Community Health and Support CTC) Please Enquire

Programme code




NZQF Credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street

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Programme Content

Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) is a partnership between secondary schools and tertiary education providers. It's a different way of learning where you complete your NCEA studies at secondary school and start working towards a tertiary qualification.

Get prepared for an interesting and dynamic career in the health sector.

This programme prepares you for employment in the health and disability and human services sector. You'll learn about the structure and role of health and disability, social services and the police in New Zealand.

You'll also gain a basic understanding of law making processes and some practical skills and knowledge about caring for others and improving their wellbeing.

You will be awarded the NZQF credits for this programme.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident are between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please

  • Complete an application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

The health sector is enormously diverse. Careers stemming from this course include caregiver, enrolled nurse, mental health support worker or social worker.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you'll have the opportunity to pursue further training with the Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support, the Certificate in Human Services, or the Certificate in Pre Health and Science.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
12355 Describe stress and ways of dealing with it 5 3 3
9677 Participate in a team or group which has an objective 9 3 3
7124 Demonstrate knowledge of one-to-one negotiation 5 2 2
23452 Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or wellbeing setting 5 3 3
20830 Maintain a safe and secure environment in a health or disability setting 4 5 5
20826 Describe infection control requirements in a health or wellbeing setting 4 3 3
4247 Describe general characteristics of peoples in NZ 5 2 2
1827 Identify support services and resources within the community 8 2 2
23451 Describe the role of a support worker in a health or wellbeing setting 3 5 5
23686 Describe a person’s rights in a health or wellbeing setting 3 1 1
8545 Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime 5 3 3
27848 Explain a law making process 1 4 4
4259 Describe the role of the New Zealand Police and the services it provides in the community 5 2 2
3492 Write a short report 6 3 3