Wintec Information Session
Are you thinking about study options that are best suited to you? Join us for an information session at our Hamilton City Campus and find out how you can get started.
Semester 1 2021 workshop dates: 11-12 February and 11-12 March 2021.
Semester 2 2021 workshop dates: 8-9 July and 12-13 August 2021.
This course is designed to give health professionals up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to develop confidence to become Cervical Smear Takers, conforming to the National Standards for competency. It is expected that you will make a commitment to uphold the policy and protocols of National Cervical Screening Programme and the Register.
There is a lot of interest in the course and priority will be given to those who are presently in a position to take cervical smears in the Midland region (e.g. General Practice) or intend reaching priority group women i.e. women 30 years of age who has never had a smear.
You will study:
The programme will involve 2 two day blocks of theory training and a practical component. You are required to undertake a series of smears to ensure that you can achieve competent practice. You will achieve certification after completing 30 smears and demonstrating the necessary competency skills as described in the National Cervical Screening Programme's Standards of Practice.
In the enclosed pack you will find information and the necessary forms for you to complete your application. Please include the following when you return your application to Wintec:
Please return your forms as soon as possible indicating which course you are interested in, to:
Centre for Health and Social Practice Consultant
Student Enrolment and Information Centre
Private Bag 3036
Please do not include money with these forms. Please note: Definition of a verified Copy of your Practising Certificate. You need to get a photocopy of all parts of the original document. Take both the original and the photocopy to a person who can state that the copy is a true one - people who hold positions of authority in the community can sign for you. These include Justices of the Peace (JP's), Members of Parliament, Lawyers, School Principals and Institute staff and School of Health staff.
Ask the person in authority to compare your photocopy with the original document. When they are satisfied that the copy is a true one, they write on the photocopy "This is a true copy of the original document which I have sighted". The person must also sign and date their statement. If they have an official stamp of office, then this should also be put on the photocopy. We cannot accept faxes of verified documents.
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Welcome information will be emailed to you approximately 2–4 weeks before the first workshop day or the start of your online course.
Please also read the information below for details about your first day.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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.
Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus
The Wintec Prospectus (course guide) is available by downloading the file - click on the document below to access the file. Alternatively, to request a copy via email or the post, please complete the form below.
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