Physiotherapist working with client with mobility issues

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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Course details

Summary

Physiotherapists help restore movement, function and quality of life to people of all ages affected by injury, disability or health conditions.  

The Wintec physiotherapy programme is a four-year programme that will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and qualifications required to work as a physiotherapist in Aotearoa New Zealand. The programme has been designed for those who are engaged with their community and have a commitment and interest in Māori and/or Pacific health. 

The delivery of this Physiotherapy qualification at Wintec is unique, in that it provides more flexibility and opportunities for off-campus learning than other providers. The programme is delivered through both block courses based on-campus, and online learning activities which are completed off-campus. This enables students who may otherwise be unable to commit to attending campus for five-day-a-week study, every week, the chance to study this degree programme. The block course dates are set on specific weeks; therefore, students must be available to attend these as determined by the programme managers. 

As a guide, students will be required to complete at least 36 hours of study per week during both on-campus and off-campus weeks, which includes face-to-face learning, online, and independent learning activities. Students will need reliable internet access and a device with a camera to enable them to participate in the online learning activities during the off-block/off-campus weeks.  

Compulsory block courses of face-to-face teaching based at the Wintec Hamilton campuses are a part of each year of study of this programme. Each block course runs for a duration of one or two weeks.  Students are required to attend and participate for the full duration of every block course (Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm). During off-campus weeks, students are required to attend scheduled online ‘Zoom’ sessions, and also to complete self-directed study. The online sessions take place at scheduled times throughout the weeks, therefore while studying remotely, students must be available at these set times. 

In addition, during the four-year programme, students will undertake five clinical practice modules where they will work full-time in a clinical setting under the supervision of practicing physiotherapists.  

Please note: We recommend that you apply now as places are limited, with typically more applications received than places available.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate evidence of meeting key selection criteria including:

  • Engagement within an applicant's community (with supporting referee evidence of this engagement)
  • Residency in the wider Midlands regions of New Zealand (Waikato, Taranaki, Tairawhiti, Lakes, Bay of Plenty, and Hawkes Bay)
  • Commitment to and genuine to Māori and/or Pacific health

Clinical practice

The Wintec physiotherapy clinical placement (work placements) programme is split into two components:

  1. Work-Integrated Learning Placements (WIL): In Year 1 and Year 2 students are introduced to professional practice and communication through observational placements in a clinical environment (30 hours WIL placement in Year 1 - Semester 2, and 30 hours WIL placement in Year 2 - Semester 1).
  2. Clinical Placements: At the end of Year 2 students commence their first full-time clinical placement experience.  This is followed by two five-week placements in Year 3 and two eight-week placements in Year 4.

Wintec Clinical Placement Coordinators support students throughout the placement experiences. Some placements will take place near the students place of residence, whilst others will be completed outside of the student’s home area.

Year one timetable 2020 block course (on-campus) dates

Semester 1 (10 February – 26 June 2020)

Block 1: Two weeks - Monday 10 February - Friday 21 February 2020

Block 2: Two weeks - Monday 23 March - Friday 3 April 2020

Block 3: One week -  Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May 2020 (this block includes a mandatory noho marae stay overnight at the Wintec Marae)

Block 4: One week – Monday 22 June - Friday 26 June 2020

 

Semester 2 (20 July – 4 December 2020)

Block 5: Two weeks – Monday 20 July - Friday 31 July 2020

Block 6: Two weeks – Monday 31 August - Friday 11 September 2020

Block 7: Two weeks – Monday 23 November - Friday 4 December 2020

What you'll learn

In Year 1, students will be introduced to biomedicine and social science, important cultural and professional concepts, and elementary physiotherapy knowledge and skills. Students are also introduced to professional practice with embedded work-integrated learning experiences. 

Year 2 focuses on basic knowledge and skills across the three core clinical focus areas of physiotherapy practice (cardiorespiratory, neurological, musculoskeletal). There is an emphasis on clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice, and students will be introduced to primary care physiotherapy in rural and Māori health settings. Cultural and professional concepts are integrated with clinical knowledge using case-based learning and students will be introduced to the clinical setting and the clinical role of a physiotherapist. 

Year 3 advances physiotherapy knowledge and skills in the core clinical focus areas for patients throughout the lifespan and across clinical settings such as community, acute care, rehabilitation and private practice. Clinical cases are more complex, so students will develop higher-level reasoning, reflection and critical thinking, and will be introduced to rangahau and research methodologies. Students will undertake two clinical placements to apply what they’ve learnt so far into practice. 

In Year 4, students will either continue in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Level 7) programme or if they have achieved a B+ average in Years 1–3 of the programme, they will have the option to complete the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (Level 8) modules. Year 4 (for both the Bachelor and Bachelor Honours options), consists of two rangahau or research modules, advanced and specialised areas of physiotherapy practice, and a transition to new graduate practice module. Students will also complete two longer clinical placements to ensure they have the opportunity to achieve the level of clinical practice competency required by the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. 

View programme modules

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Level 7) 

Year 1 - Level 5 modules

Group A
Module codeLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HSPT501Te Hīhiri515
 
HSPT502Assessment and Physical Evaluation515
 
HSPT503Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy515
 
HSPT504Human Anatomy and Physiology A515
 
HSPT505Professional and Interprofessional Practice515
 
HSPT506Human Anatomy and Physiology B515
 
HSPT507Promoting Health and Wellness515
 
HSPT508Evaluation and Intervention for Physical Dysfunction515
 

 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Level 7) 

Year 2 - Level 6 modules

Group A
Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HSPT601Te Mahara615HSPT501 
HSPT602Human Pathophysiology615HSPT504 & HSPT506 
HSPT603Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy615HSPT503 
HSPT604Exercise-based Physiotherapy615HSPT504 & HSPT506
 
HSPT605Neurological Physiotherapy615HSPT502 & HSPT508 
HSPT606Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy615HSPT502 & HSPT508 
HSPT607Primary Care for Rural and Hauora Practice615HSPT601 
HSPT608Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 1615HSPT603 & HSP605 & HSPT606 

 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Level 7) 

Year 3 - Level 7 modules

Group A
Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HSPT701Te Wānanga715HSPT601 
HSPT702Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation715HSPT605 
HSPT703Advanced Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy715HSPT606 
HSPT704Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 2715HSPT608
 
HSPT705Physiotherapy Across Life Stages715HSPT607 & HSPT608
 
HSPT706Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy715HSPT603
 
HSPT707Rangahau and Research Methodology & Design715
 
HSPT708Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 3715HSPT702 & HSPT703 & HSPT704
 

 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Level 7) 

Year 4 - Level 7 modules

Group B
Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HSPT741Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 4730HSPT706 & HSPT708 
HSPT742Specialist Physiotherapy Practice715HSPT702 & HSPT703 & HSPT706 
HSPT743Rangahau or Research Project A715HSPT707 
HSPT744Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 5730HSPT741
 
HSPT745Te Mātātupu715HSPT701 & HSPT741
 
HSPT746Rangahau or Research Project B715HSPT743
 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (Level 8)

Year 4 - Level 8 modules

Group C
Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HSPT801Advanced Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 4830HSPT706 & HSPT708 
HSPT802Advanced and Specialist Physiotherapy Practice815HSPT702 & HSPT703 & HSPT706 
HSPT803Independent Rangahau or Research Project A815HSPT707
 
HSPT804Advanced Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 5830HSPT801
 
HSPT805Te Puawaitanga815HSPT701 & HSPT801
 
HSPT806Independent Rangahau or Research Project B815HSPT803
 

Career and further study opportunities

On completion of this programme, students will be eligible for registration as a Physiotherapist in Aotearoa New Zealand and be qualified to work as a Physiotherapist, and in a range of physiotherapy-related roles. 

Physiotherapists can work across a range of clinical settings, from private-practice to hospital environments, working alongside elite sports teams, and within organisations.  

Physiotherapists often specialise in: 
  • Acupuncture
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Hand therapy
  • Health promotion
  • Manual therapy
  • Mental health
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Occupational health
  • Older persons’
  • Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports rehabilitation
  • Research and academia 
Graduates of this programme will be eligible to enter a research higher degree or postgraduate programme at Wintec or another educational institution. 

 

Interested in other similar fields of study? 

Wintec offers programmes of study in many related fields of study including Occupational Therapy, Sport Science, Nursing, and Midwifery.

Frequently asked questions

When do placements happen?

Placements start in Semester 2 of Year 1, and continue throughout the duration of the programme.

Year 1, Semester 2 – 30 hours part-time work-integrated learning clinical observation
Year 2, Semester 1 – 30 hours part-time work-integrated learning clinical observation
Year 2, Semester 2 – 3 weeks full-time clinical placement
Year 3, Semester 1 – 5 weeks full-time clinical placement
Year 3, Semester 2 – 5 weeks full-time clinical placement
Year 4, Semester 1 – 8 weeks full-time clinical placement
Year 4, Semester 2 – 8 weeks full-time clinical placement

Can I contact my tutors on off-campus weeks?

Yes – tutors, the programme kaiāwhina, and all of the Wintec support services are available to assist you throughout out your study.

Tutors are in contact with students throughout each module, for on-campus and off-campus weeks. Students can also simply contact tutors to arrange appointments, as required

Are Transfers of Credit available on the programme?

Yes, Transfers of Credit can be applied for.  Applications for Formal Transfer of Credit are only considered after a student has been accepted on to the programme.  Once accepted onto the programme students should refer to the Wintec Academic Regulations and Forms pages, for the Transfer of Credit Application Form. Applications for Transfer of Credit must be submitted to the Student Enrolment and Information Centre before the start date of the programme.

Please note: Transfers of Credit are not available for placement modules and not normally available for Level 7 and 8 modules. 

How does online delivery work?

In the weeks between block courses there are timetabled sessions where students are expected to log-on and join in on online lessons via Zoom, or complete online activities via Moodle or KuraCloud.

What can I do to improve my chances of being selected for interview?

Preference will be given to applicants who provide evidence in their application documentation that they meet key criteria.  Applicants should ensure the self-disclosure form has as much information as possible.

The key selection criteria include:

  • Community engagement – we are looking for applicants who are actively involved in their community.  This may include, but is not limited to, things such as involvement in community teams/activities/groups, Kapa Haka, youth groups, coaching sports, volunteer work, leading groups, community initiatives or projects.
  • Commitment to and interest in Māori and/or Pacific health – we are looking for applicants who have an interest and willingness to improve Māori and/or Pacific health.
  • Referee evidence – applicants should choose a suitable referee who can provide further support to their application and in particular in relation to the key selection criteria.
  • Residency in Waikato, Taranaki, Tairawhiti/Gisborne, Lakes/Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, or Hawkes Bay.

Complete applications received prior to Monday 11 November 2019, will be prioritised for 2020. We recommend that you apply now as places are limited, with more applications received than places available.

All applications will be assessed against the selection criteria and a small cohort of applicants will be invited to attend a selection interview.

What happens at the interview?

The interview takes place either onsite at the Wintec Hamilton City Campus, or via Skype/Zoom, with a panel of up to three interviewers.  Your family/whānau are invited to join you during the interview. 

A series of questions will be asked to enable the interview panel to find out more. Question areas include:

  • motivations for applying to study physiotherapy at Wintec
  • about the profession
  • managing of commitments whilst studying
  • community engagement
  • Māori and Pacific health

Following interviews, an Admissions Panel will review all applications and the outcome of interviews, and identify which applicants will be offered a place on the programme.

I have been accepted into the programme, what happens next?

Applicants accepted into the programme, will be sent an enrolment offer letter – students need to accept this offer within a given timeframe to confirm their place on the programme. 

Not accepting an offer prior to the due date advised in the offer letter will result in the place being offered to another applicant, as there are only a limited number of places available in this programme. 

To help prepare for the first day of study, the Wintec Bachelor of Physiotherapy webpage (this page) has a 'Your First Day' tab at the top of the page, please refer to this for further information. We also recommend that students prepare for health sciences by reviewing basic human anatomy and physiology, such as the musculoskeletal system.

What happens during block course weeks (on-campus weeks)?

For every year of the programme there are compulsory block courses of face to face teaching, based at the Wintec Hamilton Campuses. Each block course runs for a duration of one or two weeks.  Students are required to attend and participate for the full duration of every block course (Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm).  Generally students will have up to 36 hours of face to face contact time each block course week. The on-campus weeks can be quite tiring, so students are advised to reduce other commitments during these block weeks.

What happens during off block weeks (off-campus weeks)?

During off-campus weeks, students are required to attend schedule online/Zoom sessions and do self-directed study.  The online/Zoom sessions take place at scheduled times throughout the weeks.

In the weeks between block courses there are two main types of activities students are required to participate in:

  1. Attendance and participation in online lessons/sessions/activities - where students are required to log-on and join in online tutor-directed lessons, usually via Zoom or KuraCloud.
  2. Self-directed study – where students work through activities via Moodle (the Wintec online learning platform), complete self-directed study, readings, revision, and assessment preparation and completion.

As a guide, students will be required to complete at least 36 hours of study per week whilst off-campus (includes online tutor directed lessons and self-directed activities).

Students will need reliable internet access and a device with a camera to enable them to participate in the online learning activities during the off-block/off-campus weeks. 

Application process

Applications close Monday 11 November 2019 for the 2020 intake.

Take a look at the Physiotherapy application checklist here

Please note: It is anticipated that there will be more applications than places available for this programme. 

All applicants must clearly meet the academic entry criteria and provide additional information via the Physiotherapy Online Self-Disclosure Form, and the Online Referee Form. 

Check out the Physiotherapy Step by Step Guide

Please check you have completed the following:

1. Apply online or download and complete an application to enrol form.               

You will need certified proof of your legal name, date of birth, and residency status. This could be a copy of your passport or birth certificate.  If you are a domestic student, we may be able to use your National Student Number (NSN). 

2. Complete the online self-disclosure form. You will be required to provide some written personal statements to support your application.

3. A referee will need to complete and submit the online referee questionnaire. If your referee would rather write a letter, this can be submitted as supporting material.

4. If you have them, provide us with verified copies of your prior academic transcripts. Find out more about supporting material for enrolment here.

5. If you’re not sure if you meet the entry criteria or are over 20 years of age complete the online additional information formso we’re able to assess your likelihood of success.

Submitting your supporting material

You can email your supporting material to us at mysupportingdocs@wintec.ac.nz – just include your name and student ID (if you know it) in the subject line.

Selection process

We’ll email you to confirm we’ve received your application and let you know if there’s anything more we need from you.

All applications will be assessed, and a small cohort will be invited to interview (including family / whānau) either onsite at Wintec or via Skype / Zoom.

Following interviews, an Admissions Panel will review all applications and identify which applicants will be offered a place on the programme.

Preference will be given to those that demonstrate evidence of meeting key criteria, including:

  • Engagement within your community and the impact of your engagement
  • Referee evidence supporting community engagement,Residency in the wider midland regions of Aotearoa New Zealand (Waikato, Taranaki, Tairawhiti, Lakes, Bay of Plenty, and Hawkes Bay)
  • Commitment to, and interest in, Māori and/or Pacific health.

What happens next

  • If you’re accepted into this programme, we’ll send you an enrolment offer letter – you’ll need to accept this to confirm your place on the programme. Click here to find out more about enrolment and accepting your offer
  • If you do not accept your offer prior to the due date advised in the offer letter your place will be offered to another applicant, as there are only a limited number of places available in this programme. 

After you’ve accepted your offer

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have:
  i. University Entrance (UE) or equivalent is the minimum requirement to enter the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme. To qualify for University Entrance candidates need NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
    (1) 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects, and
    (2) Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
    (3) Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above); or
  ii. A relevant level 4 qualification; or
  iii. Equivalent.

b) Candidates who have studied on a Physiotherapy Degree programme at another institution will need to meet the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme entry requirements or equivalent.

c) Applicants who have completed an approved foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme in Health at Level 4, with 65% or higher in all modules will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success4 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special Admission will be granted at the discretion of the Head of Physiotherapy/Center Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Selection criteria

a) Candidates will be required to provide a record of prior qualifications, employment history, work experience, and one written reference (forms provided) and may be required to attend a selection interview/hui.

b) Selection of students into the programme will be determined on the basis of:
  i. Academic ability, as demonstrated in previous education, and
  ii. Community engagement (evidenced by letter of support from their community). Candidates may also be required to provide additional information and/or attend an interview in order for their application to be assessed.

c) All candidates are required to:
  i. Complete the standard Wintec application form,
  ii. Complete a self-declaration of criminal convictions,
  iii. Complete a self-declaration of mental and physical condition.

d) Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have been convicted of, or have been prosecuted for, a criminal offence. Candidates should be aware that, under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act (2003)), some types of criminal conviction may result in the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand refusing to allow a person to register as a Physiotherapist. Similarly, some types of criminal conviction may result in difficulty to obtain a clinical practice placement and therefore meet the requirements to pass the programme.

e) Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have had a mental and/or physical condition that may prevent them entering the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Candidates should be aware that, under the HPCA Act (2003), some types of physical or mental conditions may result in the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand being unable to register a person as a Physiotherapist.

Clinical practice requirements

a) Before undertaking clinical practice within the programme, candidates will be required to provide a written health and immunity status assessment from their health practitioner.

b) Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate prior to undertaking any clinical practice module in the programme.

Safety check requirements

In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks. These will include, but are not limited to;
  (1) Referee Checks,
  (2) A Police Vet Check,
  (3) A Risk Assessment.

Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.

English language requirements

a) Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.0 with no individual band score lower than 6.5.

Want to see full details of the entry criteria?
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) programme is only available to students that have completed years 1-3 of the Wintec Bachelor of Physiotherapy and achieved a B+ average in years 1-3 of the programme.
Don't meet the entry criteria?

Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students starting semester 1 2020

Date: Monday 10 February 2020
Time: 9am-4pm
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus

All Bachelor of Physiotherapy students will join the Centre for Health and Social Practice Induction on Monday 10 February 2020.  Students will then move into a physiotherapy programme specific induction, which commences at 12pmin the Wharekai, Wintec Marae at the city campus.

Additionally, physiotherapy programme specific induction times have been included in the students timetable in week 1 and 2 of teaching.
Physiotherapy classes commence at 1pm on Monday 10 February 2020.

What you will need

Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day.

You will also need to bring your student ID number, login and password details.

If you have a laptop/smart device that you will be using during your study, please bring this with you.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

This programme has additional costs.

Kura Cloud subscription

Kura Cloud is an online learning platform used for Anatomy and Physiology.
Cost: $65.00 for 1 year. 

This will be invoiced to you at the time of your enrolment.  This is not covered by StudyLink and is a compulsory fee payment.

Health screening and vaccinations

At the start of the programme students will be required to provide evidence of your immunity and vaccination status. The students own doctor/general practitioner will need to assess this for them. The doctor will need to complete the Wintec Immunisation Form, you can find this at www.wintec.ac.nz/immunisation. It is important that students bring the completed Immunisation Form with them on the first day.

Vaccinations are available from Wintec Health, Counselling and Wellbeing Centre, located in A Block, open 8.00am to 4.00pm, Phone 834 8869 or your Medical Practitioner/Medical Centre.

Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider and screening/vaccinations required. In addition, some students may require follow up screening or vaccinations. Annual flu vaccinations during the declared influenza season are also a requirement for students undertaking clinical placement in the Waikato DHB (unless using an approved face mask).

Uniform

Arrangements will be made for our uniform supplier to visit our main campus to custom fit your uniform to order.  This is for the top/shirt requirements. You will also need to provide your own full length black trousers or black dress shorts; and black, dark blue or dark brown lace-up shoes or closed in style with a soft sole and low heel.

Cost: Uniforms shirts cost approximately $65 per shirt and students will need at least 2 shirts.  Trousers or dress shorts can be supplied by the student.

First aid certificate

All students will need to provide a copy of a current first aid certificate or evidence you have enrolled in a course that will be completed within the first six months of the programme.

Cost: Approx. $120-$240

Travel  and accommodation costs for clinical placement outside of your home area

You will be required to pay for your own travel, parking and accommodation when undertaking clinical placements. You will be required to undertake at least one clinical placement outside of your home area.

You will need reliable transport to and from your clinical placement.

There may be scholarships available to support Māori and Pasifika students with travel and accommodation expenses.  Further details regarding scholarships will be made available once you have been offered a place in the programme.

Please note, that while you are on placement you will need access to a computer and the internet so you can undertake assessment and communicate with your tutor etc.

Refer here for information about parking on campus

Technology

You will need access to a computer and the internet so you can access study material, submit assessments and communicate with your tutors.

Cost: Variable depending on computer purchased and internet plan selected.

Other Equipment

You will need to purchase some additional equipment, including lab coats and a stethoscope.

Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider.  You will be given information on where to source this equipment during your induction.

Additional information

 

YEAR ONE TIMETABLE 2020
Classes commence with a block course onsite at the Hamilton City Campus, starting on Monday 10 February 2020.

As a guide, throughout this programme students will be required to complete at least 36 hours of study, which includes face to face learning, online and independent activities.

BLOCK COURSE DATES FOR 2020
Students will be required to attend and participate for the full duration of every block course.  Each block course week consists of approximately 36 hours of face to face class time.
Between the on-campus block courses students are also required to complete online and independent learning activities each week.  

​Semester 1 (10 February – 26 June 2020)

Block 1: Two weeks - Monday 10 February - Friday 21 February 2020

Block 2: Two weeks - Monday 23 March - Friday 3 April 2020

Block 3: One week -  Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May 2020 - this block includes a mandatory noho marae stay overnight at the Wintec Marae.

Block 4: One week – Monday 22 June - Friday 26 June 2020

 

Semester 2 (20 July – 4 December 2020)

Block 5: Two weeks – Monday 20 July - Friday 31 July 2020

Block 6: Two weeks – Monday 31 August - Friday 11 September 2020

Block 7: Two weeks – Monday 23 November - Friday 4 December 2020

 

Vulnerable Children Act Requirements

During your induction you will be required to complete a safety check to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Childrens Act 2014. The safety check may include a referee check, a police vetting check, a risk assessment.  Any unsatisfactory result arising from the safety check may result in you being withdrawn from the programme.
 

Booklist

Check out the required text books for this programme here.

There are no required text books for this programme, however we strongly recommend that you have access to the recommended textbooks.  If you would like to buy some of the recommended textbooks these may cost up to $850 (new) for the first year. 

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Health Immunisation
At the start of the programme you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity and vaccination status.  Your doctor will need to assess this for you.  Your doctor will need to complete the Wintec Immunisation Form, you can find this at http://www.wintec.ac.nz/immunisation 

Vulnerable Children Act Requirements
During your induction you will be required to complete a safety check to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Childrens Act 2014. The safety check may include a referee check, a police vetting check, a risk assessment.  Any unsatisfactory result arising from the safety check may result in you being withdrawn from the programme.

Uniform

Arrangements will be made for our uniform supplier to visit our main campus to custom fit your uniform to order.  This is for the top/shirt requirements. You will also need to provide your own full length navy blue trousers or navy blue dress shorts; and black or dark blue lace-up shoes or closed in style, non-porous with a soft sole and low heel.

Cost: Uniforms are available from $79-$99.

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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