Social and Community Services Vocational Pathway (Community Health and Support YG).xml Social and community services

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ProgrammeFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Qualification name

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

Programme code




NZQF Credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street

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Programme Content

Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practial skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

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:

  • A Youth Guarantee 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
26625 Actively participate in spoken interactions 1 4 4
26624 Read texts with understanding 1 3 3
26622 Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience 1 3 3
26627 Use measurement to solve problems 3 3 3
26626 Interpret statistical information for a purpose 3 3 3
26623 Use number to solve problems 3 4 4
91237 Take action to enhance an aspect of people's well-being within the school or wider community 2 5 5
7117 Produce a plan to enhance own learning 5 2 2
1294 Be interviewed in a formal interview 6 2 2
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
20826 Describe infection control requirements in a health or wellbeing setting 4 3 3
20830 Maintain a safe and secure environment in a health or disability setting 4 5 5
23452 Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or wellbeing setting 5 3 3
10791 Participate in an informal meeting 4 3 3
91327 Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand 2 3 3
3492 Write a short report 6 3 3
23686 Describe a person’s rights in a health or wellbeing setting 3 1 1
23451 Describe the role of a support worker in a health or wellbeing setting 3 5 5
1827 Identify support services and resources within the community 8 2 2
91236 Evaluate factors that influence people's ability to manage change 2 5 5
4247 Describe general characteristics of peoples in NZ 5 2 2
4259 Describe the role of the New Zealand Police and the services it provides in the community 5 2 2
27848 Explain a law making process 1 4 4
8545 Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime 5 3 3