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Tertiary Navigation Guide

Midlands


CONTENTS

WAIKATO Wintec - Waikato Institute of Technology

TE MOANA A TOI BAY OF PLENTY Bay of Plenty Polytechnic The University of Waikato – Tauranga Campus Waiariki Institute of Technology

TAI RĀWHITI GISBORNE Tairāwhiti Polytechnic

Taranaki Western Institute of Technology

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DISCLAIMER: Kia Ora Hauora has endeavoured to attain accurate, timely and complete information from key stakeholders and is not liable for any omissions.


Kia ora! So you are interested in a career in health? And now looking to see who offers the courses you want to study? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This document has been put together to assist those who are interested in a health related qualification. It will provide the reader with information about each of the Tertiary Institutions currently offering health related courses in the Midlands region.

With 6 tertiary institutions offering courses and a large number of specialist and allied health courses, the Midlands region is leading the way in developing highly skilled health workers to work in our community. This document has been developed by the Kia Ora Hauora team. Kia ora Hauora is a Māori health workforce development programme, delivered nationally to increase the number of Māori currently in health.

If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with one of the team members, please visit www.kiaorahauora.co.nz or contact Chae Simpson chae.simpson@lakesdhb.govt.nz.


Waikato The Waikato region is the fourth largest region in the country. Covering most of the central North Island (approximately 25,000 km2, or 2.5 million hectares) it has 1,138 km of coastline. The region stretches from the Bombay Hills and Port Waikato in the north, south to Mokau on the west coast, and across to the Coromandel Peninsula on the east coast. In the south, the region extends to the slopes of Mt Ruapehu and the Kaimai Range. In 2006, 382,716 people lived in the Waikato region. This makes it the fourth largest regional population after the Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington regions.

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Wintec: Waikato Institute of Technology Te Kuratini o Waikato Wintec is one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology / Polytechnics and a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato Region.

With 7 campuses throughout the region and a history spanning more than 80 years, they are an integral part of the region, serving the needs of students, employers and the wider community.

Wintec has 3 campuses in Hamilton as well as Thames, Te Kuiti and the Otorohanga Trade Training Centre.

Key contact:

Information Centre

0800 2 WINTEC

(0800 2 946832)

www.wintec.ac.nz/health 3


Wintec - course details

NURSING

Clinical practice consist of providing nursing care and treatment to patients in their homes, caring and supporting patients in hospitals or private clinics, educating groups and individuals on health, working with other professionals to advocate for the needs of patients and their whānau. There are many directions available in the world of

Nursing but whichever one is chosen, there are opportunities available to make a real difference in someone’s life everyday.

Certificate in Introduction to study (Level 4)

Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7)

Bachelor of Nursing, Tihei Mauri Ora Roopu (Level 7)

This programme will help you develop an understanding of what is expected at Tertiary level along with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed in Tertiary education. It will also help you prepare for the Bachelor of

You have the opportunity to integrate theory and procedure through clinical practice within a hospital and health care facility. You will do a minimum of 1100 hours across four of the following areas- chronicity disability, elderly care, acute, family and infant learning on real patients under the supervision of a registered nurse.

This unique programme will develop the knowledge and skills you need to become an in-demand Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings, while incorporating information from both western and Māori worldviews. The programme supports the pertinent articles of the Treaty of Waitangi (Partnership, Protection and Participation) by implementing a body of knowledge that is explicitly Māori.

Nursing.

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Course outlines as follows:


Wintec - course details

Midwifery

From providing advice to women planning on becoming pregnant to supporting women during pregnancy, labour and birth and for up to six weeks following the birth; you could be doing this in hospitals, birthing centres, women’s homes or community practices.

There’s also the opportunity to own your own business in the world of Midwifery, and as a Wintec graduate, your qualification in this field will be recognised and respected all over the world.

Certificate in Introduction to study (Level 4)

Bachelor of Midwifery

Bachelor of Midwifery Tihei Mauri Ora Roopu

This programme will help you develop an understanding of what is expected at tertiary level along with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed in tertiary education. It will also prepare you for the Bachelor of Midwifery or further study in nursing, sports science or other health related programmes.

Wintec works closely with the District Health Board in Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay in developing this unique programme leading to registration as a qualified Midwife. As you learn, you’re given the opportunity to apply your knowledge through hospital placements and with a midwife in independent practice. On completion of the programme, you sit the National Midwifery Examination to become a Registered Midwife.

Wintec works closely with the Waikato District Health Board in developing this unique programme leading to registration as a qualified Midwife. The Bachelor of Midwifery- Tihei Mauri Ora streamincorporates knowledge from both Western and Māori worlds. It supports the pertinent articles of the Treaty of Waitangi (Partnership, Protection and Participation) by implementation of a body of knowledge that is explicitly Māori. As you learn, you’re given the opportunity to apply your knowledge through hospital placements and with a Midwife in independent practice. On completion of the programme, you sit the National Midwifery Examination to become a Registered Midwife specific to Māori Health and Environment. 5


Wintec - course details

Occupation Therapy Social Sciences

An Occupational Therapist assesses and treats people who are limited in their ability to undertake the activities of everyday life. Your day could include planning and directing therapy treatment, advising people on changes to their lifestyle, helping them with

daily activities, adapting equipment and housing to aid patient independence, educating the patient’s family and work colleagues, helping your patient set goals and providing support and encouragement to achieve them.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Certificate in Social Services (Level 4)

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

You can now study for your Occupational Therapy Degree right here in the Waikato with Otago Polytechnic tutors at Wintec’s Avalon and Hamilton City Campus. You will study occupational therapy theory with respected and qualified clinical tutors and then put the skills you learn into practice with a comprehensive range of clinical experiences supervised by health care

This is an excellent introductory qualification to either start your career in the expanding social services industry or prepare for the Bachelor of Applied Social Science. It includes basic counselling and group work skills, knowledge of New Zealand law and the Treaty of Waitangi, and broader social and political issues. Basic Te Reo and Tikanga as it applies to social services are also included.

Working with individuals, couples, families, whānau, groups and communities, to offer support, to advocate on their behalf and to work towards social change. This degree provides you with the knowledge, skills and qualifications you need to make a difference in the lives of people and society. With the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, you can work towards becoming a Counsellor, Social Worker, Māori Counsellor or Mental Health Support worker.

practitioners and providers.

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Wintec - course details

Mental Health National Certificate in Mental Health Support (Level 4)

National Diploma in Mental Health (Level 6)

This programme will provide you with the skills to effectively work with and support people who have had, or who currently experience episodes of mental distress. It will help you develop knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to work with consumers in a manner that is consistent with cultural, spiritual, emotional and gender orientations. You will study mental health policies and laws in New Zealand and the position of support workers within these frameworks. The programme will also teach you how to work in a way that respects and honours others, and how to integrate theory and practice in a supervised position within a mental health setting.

This Diploma follows on from the National Certificate in Mental Health Support (Level 4). It will help you develop the skills to support customers/ tangata whai ora in achieving their recovery goals, managing their use of alcohol or other drugs and accessing employment support services. You will learn to analyse discrimination and implement both individual and community based advocacy strategies in response to discrimination against customers/ tangata whai ora. The programme will help you develop an understanding of practice that is informed by ethical values and the legal structures and laws that apply to mental health support work.

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Te Moana a Toi Bay of Plenty The Bay of Plenty known as Te Moana a Toi by Māori is an area that covers the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. This region covers a large area stretching from Lottin Point Coastline on the east side through to Waihi Beach located on the West side. The Bay of Plenty lies east of the Kaimai ranges and Mamaku including the South of the Coromandel Peninsula. Areas that are covered by this area are Tauranga, Mt Maunganui Rotorua, Whakatane, Kawerau, Te Puke, Ōpōtiki and Katikati.

The main Iwi for these townships are: • Tauranga/Mt Maunganui: Ngai Te Rangi, Te Arawa • Rotorua: Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tuwharetoa • Whakatane: Ngāti Awa, Ngai Tūhoe • Kawerau: Ngāti Tuwharetoa • Ōpōtiki: Ngai Tūhoe

There are a variety of activities that attract tourist to this area which include Bungy jumping, horse treks, skiing, cultural and heritage attractions and many more. One of the main townships that cater to serving and promoting Māori Heritage and Culture is based in Rotorua, where they take you on a journey of the Māori people, walking through the geysers of the rich natural springs that lay within the old villages. This is based next to the New Zealand Māori Arts n Crafts Institute called Te Puia. 9


Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Te Kuratini o Poike Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers the largest range of New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved programmes in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty region. Their nationally recognised short courses, certificates, diplomas, degree programmes and pathways are relevant, hands-on and of high quality.

Key contact:

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Students benefit from smaller class sizes and lots of personal attention by staffs that are committed and aware of industries’ needs. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic works closely with local and national industries to provide the right training and skills needed in their workforces; this

Tania Mullane

(07) 571 0190 ext 7707

Tania.mullane@boppoly.ac.nz

www.boppoly.ac.nz

means our graduates have excellent employment prospects. In 2008 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic entered into a full institutional partnership with the University of Waikato.


Bay of Plenty Polytechnic - course details

General Certificate in Retail Pharmacy Assistance (Level 3)

Certificate in Health Care Assistance (Level 4)

This programme is highly regarded by the retail pharmacy industry and prepares you to advise and sell customers a wide range of pharmacy products and services. Our programme incorporates the National Certificate in Pharmacy (Assistant) Level 3. You’ll gain skills in customer service, retail and merchandising, stock maintenance, legislation, safety and hazardous goods, customer advice on health care, eye care, nutrition and diet, minor injuries, wounds and infectious diseases, complementary medicines and first aid.

Gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to work at an assistant level within a range of community and health care occupations. This programme will help you to identify and plan career pathways in the health sector. You attend class two days a week and gain experience in industry by working (paid or voluntary) as a health care assistant. The programme includes courses in cultural awareness, professional practice, working with older people and people with disabilities, anatomy and physiology, community health and first aid.

Our graduates are highly regarded by the pharmacy industry and with handson learning and integrated workplace practicum, you’ll gain work ready-skills necessary for employment.

National Certificate in Mental health (Level 4) This programme prepares you to work in a variety of roles within the mental health care sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll develop knowledge and skills to further your understanding of the support roles in the mental health sector, including professional practice skills, mental illness recovery, the

social, cultural and political framework, and relationship building. Study requirements combine work experience, a key component of the programme, with weekly class attendance.

Bachelor of Nursing This degree programme provides you with the skills and qualifications required for a rewarding career in nursing. Topics covered include health science, nursing knowledge, cultural safety, practicum (practical experience), and whānau/ family health.

Certificate in Kahikatea This course of study offers a professional start towards your career as a community or youth worker, residential or health worker, or a caregiver. Social and Community workers are passionate about making a difference. They work with individuals and families, whanau, community groups and schools to help them function the best they can. It includes personal and professional development courses, social service work and social service delivery. 11


TheUniversity of :Tauranga Waikato Te Whare Wānanga O Waikato The University of Waikato (Te Whare Wānanga O Waikato) is located in Hamilton and Tauranga and was established in 1964. It has strengths across a broad range of subject areas, particularly its degrees in Computer Science and in Management. It’s School of Māori and Pacific Development is acknowledged as the world centre for study in this subject area.

In 2007, over 12,000 students were enrolled at the University. More than a quarter of students were aged over 25, and over half were women. It has the highest proportion of Māori students on any campus in New Zealand. The Māori character of the campus is an important aspect of its overall identity. The University of Waikato in Hamilton is spread over 0.67 square kilometers (170 acres) of landscaped park-like grounds, and includes extensive sporting and recreational areas surrounding three ornamental lakes.

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Many sporting and cultural groups are active on campus, including various international students’ clubs. The University provides study facilities including modern lecture rooms and laboratories, a library of over 1,000,000 volumes, and an extensive computer network with over 800 terminals. The University of Waikato at Tauranga (formerly Tauranga University College) is smaller than the Hamilton campus. It offers 150 papers predominantly at undergraduate level.

Mylene Rakena (07) 838 4466, ext 6025 mrakena@waikato.ac.nz http://www.waikato.ac.nz


The University of Waikato – Tauranga Campus - course details

Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

It is a caring response to helping people overcome, adjust or change social circumstances and function within society with as much ease as possible. Social justice and human rights principles are fundamental to social work practice in assisting the improvement of social functioning and social well-being. Social and community workers work with individuals, families, whÄ nau, groups, schools and communities, especially with disadvantaged members of society, for whom they may provide advocacy and other skills and services.

It is also important that as a profession, social workers have a capacity to carry out research and build a foundation of knowledge to further work in the field, as well as the capacity to analyse, influence and, when necessary, challenge social policies. Graduates of the BSW will be equipped with these skills and abilities and more. The Bachelor of Social Work is offered in Tauranga only and is delivered in partnership with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Social Work is a valuable and necessary profession in our society, particularly as society grows ever more complex. Social Workers enable people to function within society with as much ease as possible. They work to promote self-determination and autonomy and to help people develop to the very best of their intellectual, physical, and emotional potential in society. Social Work is taught in conjunction with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. The Social Work programme is only available at the University of Waikato at Tauranga. 13


Waiariki Institute of Technology Whare Takiura o Waiariki Waiariki Institute of Technology (Whare Takiura o Waiariki) based in Rotorua is one of the largest tertiary institutes outside the university centre’s in New Zealand. Originally developed as a centre for adult and trades education, the institute began to offer bachelor degree courses in the early 1990s. The main campus (Mokoia Campus) is located in Rotorua and is set in clean, green and safe rural surroundings only ten minutes from the city centre. Regional campuses exist in Taupo, Tokoroa and Whakatane.

Key contact:

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Information Centre

0800 Waiariki (924 274)

+64 7 346 8999

enquiries@waiariki.ac.nz

www.waiariki.ac.nz


Waiariki Institute of Technology- course details

General

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) Level 7

This degree aims to produce graduates who demonstrate competence to practice at a beginning level in all domains of practice identified by Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) (2005). This qualification will enable graduates to work in a variety of clinical contexts to “utilise nursing knowledge and complex nursing judgment to assess health needs and provide care and to advise and support people to manage their health�.

This degree is designed to provide foundation knowledge and professional skills that will enable students to demonstrate the competencies of a beginning social worker and meet the qualification requirements of the Social Workers Registration Board for registration as a social worker. Graduates will have an understanding of both MÄ ori and Western European based models of practice. Some career jobs are social worker, community or health worker, social policy analyst, youth justice officer, probation officer and health promoter.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing will enable students to sit NCNZ examination for registration as a nurse and apply for registration status as a New Zealand registered nurse.

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Tai Rāwhiti Gisborne The region is based so close to the edge of the coast that they are known as the birthplace of the sun as they are the first city in the country to see the light of the new day. The Gisborne region covers a land area of 8,265 square kilometres of the eastern coast of the north island. This is approximate 4.9% of the total area of New Zealand. Nearly half of the population within this region are of Māori descent. Gisborne as well as the east coast are among the few places in New Zealand where the Māori language is commonly spoken everyday. Ngāti Porou and Ngai Tūhoe are the two main iwi for this area.

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Gisborne offer a variety of activities and have many attractions to attract tourist this east coast area. Activities and attractions such as Winery tours for the ladies, to fishing trips for the men. There are also activities to get the adrenaline pumping while swimming with the sharks. The region is one of the top destinations to go to in the Summer time for surfing and swimming and relaxing on the hot sand.


Tairト『hiti Polytechnic

Tairト『hiti Polytechnic has merged with Eastern Institute of Technology, with the main campus situated in Gisborne and offers over 60 programmes.

Phone:

(06) 869-0810 or 0508 765 9832

Napier Campus: (06)842-1647

Email:

info@eit.ac.nz

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Tairāwhiti Polytechnic - course details

GENERAL National Certificate in Massage

Certificate in Māori Community Health (Hauora)

Feel your way to a rewarding career in relaxation and sports massage. Provide entry level professional training in massage to those seeking a career as a massage practitioner or therapist.

The programme will develop the skills of health workers to build their competence and confidence in Māori health customs, and to practise and speak Māori in appropriate clinical settings. Graduates will contribute to more effective and appropriate health care services for Māori.

• Massage skills and techniques involved in giving full body relaxation massage •

A basic, yet thorough, coverage of human anatomy and physiology, with a focus on muscles, bones, circulation, skin and other parts of the body affected by massage

• Foot reflexology or Sports massage •

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Aromatherapy is offered as an additional course which may be studied part time; however this is not part of the National Certificate in Massage (Relaxation Massage) Level 4.


Tairト『hiti Polytechnic - course details

Nursing Certificate in Foundation Studies for Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

This course is divided into two parts.

The Bachelor of Nursing is a full-time, three year programme (or five years equivalent part-time) which offers you stimulating undergraduate degree level studies and provides a pathway to your professional qualification as a New Zealand Registered Nurse.

Part one introduces the student to theories of human development, family and societies, within the context of health. Perspectives from the field of sociology are developed to assist the student to gain a wider understanding of groups. The student is encouraged to develop critical thinking and to explore equity issues within New Zealand. Part two introduces the student to the understandings of behaviour, drawing from psychology and social psychology. The student will be guided to develop understandings of the dynamic relationships among stress, human behaviour, group conformity and environment.

The Bachelor of Nursing programme enables graduates to enter practice as a Registered Nurse with a sound knowledge base of nursing theory, health studies, social sciences, biological sciences, research and professional practice skills. Theoretical and nursing practice experiences are balanced throughout the programme. Practice experiences occur in a wide range of community and health care settings, and comprise fifty percent of the programme. 19


Tairト『hiti Polytechnic - course details

Social Science

Certificate in Applied Social Science (Level 4)

Bachelor of Applied Social Science

This programme has been designed specifically to assist students new to tertiary study, or who have been away from it for some time. Students develop essential academic skills and confidence for progressing into the

The Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences (BASS) programme enables graduates to pursue a professional career as a Social Worker or Counsellor. In particular, the programme is designed to enable students to demonstrate a broad

BASS degree. Students are able to credit their completed courses to the BASS degree. Credit can also be transferred to related degree programmes offered by other tertiary providers, such as Massey University.

knowledge of the fundamentals of social science theory and social service practice in New Zealand today. Work alongside individuals, family/whト]au and communities to assess and identify strengths and challenges, implement client-centred, relevant interventions, and address policy inequities and social injustice.

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There are eight core social science courses to be completed in the first year, before selecting a major to study in the second and third years. The majors for the BASS are Social Work and Counselling, and selection into these streams will be based on year one results and suitability for the different roles. It is also possible to complete the BASS with a double major by completing both the Social Work and Counselling majors.


Tairト『hiti Polytechnic - course details

Health Promotion Certificate in Health Promotion (Level 4)

Diploma in Health Promotion (Level 5)

The Certificate in Health Promotion is an entry qualification for interesting and satisfying work in multi-disciplinary health promotion teams. Graduates of the programme may gain employment in the health promotion field, working in population health, lifestyle coaching, Green Prescription and voluntary agencies such as the New Zealand Heart Foundation. Graduates of the Certificate in Health Promotion may progress to the Diploma in Health Promotion, or explore further study in programmes such as the Certificate in Hauora, Certificate in Mental Health Support, Diploma in Recreation and Sport, Bachelor of Recreation and Sport or Bachelor of Nursing.

The Diploma in Health Promotion is an advanced qualification for the interesting and satisfying work in multidisciplinary health promotion teams. Graduates of the programme may gain employment in the health promotion field, working in population health, lifestyle coaching, Green Prescription and voluntary agencies such as the New Zealand Heart Foundation. Graduates of the Diploma in Health Promotion may explore further study in programmes such as Certificate in Hauora, Certificate in Mental Health Support, Diploma in Recreation and Sport, Bachelor of Recreation and Sport or Bachelor of Nursing.

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Tairāwhiti Polytechnic - course details

Mental Health National Certificate in Mental Health

National Diploma in Mental Health

In the diverse mental health environment, support workers provide a variety of services to clients within a range of health and community settings.

Students who have completed the National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) are able to complete this diploma in 12 months.

In the diverse mental health environment, support workers provide a variety of services to clients within a range of health and community settings.

Possible jobs and career opportunities exist within:

The Diploma in Mental Health is designed for people who have already developed or wish to develop a higher level of competence in mental health support work than is covered in the current National Certificate in Mental Health. These mental health support workers may have more seniority in the workplace, carry a higher level of responsibility, and engage in more

Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

complex relationships with consumers/ tangata whai ora. They may also lead a team of mental health workers.

• Volunteer sector

• Mental health and addiction services • Iwi health providers • Residential services • Home-based support providers • Community/NGO (non-government

organisation) sector

• Volunteer sector

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• Mental health and addiction services • Iwi health providers • Residential services • Home-based support providers • Community/NGO (non-government organisation) sector


Taranaki The Taranaki region an almost perfect cone shaped Mount Taranaki which is 2518 metres high. Mount Taranaki is known to be the heart of this region. Also known as Mount Egmont, the dormant volcano has a ringplain of rich volcanic soil, veined with rivers and streams. Many of these waterways flow into the Tasman Sea which hammers Taranaki’s vast stretches of the rugged coast lines. The waves that roll on the black iron-sand beaches are one of the main attractions that attract surfers from all over the world. The main iwi of this region are Te Ati Awa, NgÄ ti Ruanui, Taranaki and Ngahuahinerangi.

Womad, (the international world of music and dance) is a festival that is held annually at the Pakekura Park. Every second year, the Taranaki Festival of Arts pulls in talent from all over the world providing a feast of dance, theatre, music and words. There are many attractions and activities that are suitable for all ages such as horse trekking, sight seeing tours of Mount Taranaki and historical visits to the museums of the region. There are also leisure activities available such as relaxing in the hot thermal springs and exploring the Celtic Winery.

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Western Institute of Technology Te Kura Matatini O Taranaki The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) is a quality Governmentowned tertiary education institution based in New Zealand’s cultural and surfing hub. Taranaki is a beautiful region defined by its wonderful snowcapped mountain, extensive coastline, great surfing and many opportunities for outdoor activities. WITT is the only state tertiary institution in Taranaki and offers courses from certificate to degree level across a wide range of areas, including Business, Nursing, Hospitality, Māori, Humanities,

Media, Art, Electrical, Engineering, Automotive, Welding, Carpentry, Architecture, Computing, Hairdressing, Fashion, Beauty Therapy, Early Childhood Education, Social Sciences and Agriculture. WITT’s main campus is in New Plymouth, on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. The campus contains a cafeteria, art blocks, computer labs, engineering workshops, hospitality facilities (including a training restaurant and cafe) and most recently, two student accommodation blocks offering modern and affordable living.

WITT focuses its courses particularly on vocational outcomes, and seeks to ensure that graduates are able to enter the workforce successfully or to advance their careers through further education or training. WITT’s small size means that we are able to focus on the needs of our students and provide high-quality tuition in a small class environment. The Institute also works very closely with industry to ensure that our students get real industry experiences and are able to learn from this on–job training. With well-qualified staffs, they are dedicated to helping students to achieve positive learning outcomes. Qualifications are well-regarded both regionally and nationally.

Key contact: Information Centre Phone: 0800 WITT WORKS (0800 948 896) Email: info@witt.ac.nz Website: www.witt.ac.nz 24


Western Institute of Technology- course details

Nursing Bachelor of Nursing

Certificate in Mental Health (Level 4)

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work)

The Bachelor of Nursing aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge base, practical skills and attitudes to work safely, effectively and productively with clients within a health care setting. You will learn the value of optimising the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people and their communities, promoting balanced lifestyles, and supporting people to realise their full potential.

This programme is designed for people who wish to enter mental health support work, or who already work as paid or unpaid Mental Health Support Workers. The course is a combination of classroom learning, online learning and work placements.

There is a shortage or Social Workers throughout New Zealand and this Degree is how you can get into this rewarding industry. The Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) is designed for you if you wish to pursue a professional career in social work. The programme provides indepth knowledge and skills relating to social work practices in contemporary Aotearoa. It has a collaborative focus, encouraging people to work in teams and recognise strengths in others.

On successful completion of the WITT Bachelor of Nursing degree, students are supported through the process of registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Students who graduate will have basic knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary to carry out a supportive relationship with people who have been or are experiencing mental illness and work alongside clients to support them in their recovery.

A career in social work means you’ll enjoy in interaction with all types of people; from personal client to other professionals. Your services will be sought after to assist people in your community, provide advice, advocacy and support for challenged individuals or groups to help them realise their social, emotional and psychological ability. This three year programme will give you the knowledge, skills and attributes required for social work practice in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, community groups or Government services.

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