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Waikato Trades Academy - Certificate in Social and Community Services

About the programme

This programme will give you an introduction into the areas of Health, Early Childhood Education and Social and Community Services.  You will learn about health topics such as the rights of clients, the role of support workers and infection control.  The community services modules will cover support services and community development, while the early childhood education modules will cover the promotion of child health and wellbeing.  The practical components to this programme will enable you to participate in community field trips and industry-relevant activities.

Vocational pathway: Social and Community Services

Programme modules: Health, Community Services

NCEA level: Level 2

Number of credits: 24

Criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA must still attend secondary school and keep up with their normal school work.

Duration of programme: 1 year, February to November

Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30am - 3pm) during the school term

Location: City Campus, Hamilton

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and if applicable covered by WTA

Further details:​

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. See your Careers Advisor​.

Programme modules

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Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits
23686Demonstrate knowledge of a consumer's rights in a health or disability setting321
20826Demonstrate knowledge of the role of infection control requirements in a health or disability setting423
18763Describe the process of community development as a participant323
1827Identify support services and resources within the community822
23452Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health or well-being setting523
23451Describe the role of a support worker in a health or disability setting325
29852Demonstrate knowledge of the basic needs and nutrition that support young children's holistic wellbeing and development124
8545Describe factors contributing to and consequences of crime523
 Total NZQA Credits  24

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