National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Core Competencies) (Level 3)

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1 National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Core Competencies) (Level 3) Support workers who have experience working in the health, disability or aged support sector, or who have completed the Foundation Skills qualification can continue their learning into a range of advanced areas with the Level 3 Core Competencies qualification. Programme overview This qualification is designed to build on the existing knowledge and skills required of support workers in a variety of health, disability and aged support contexts within home-based, community and residential settings. Learning and assessment for this qualification occurs in the workplace. Programme outline The qualification covers the following topics: applying the Code of Rights. self-advocacy. suspected abuse indicators and responses. Careerforce is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders through workforce training. The Core Competencies qualification also allows workplaces or trainees to select from a range of unit standards to create a tailored qualification that suits the requirements of the workplace

2 Average duration 10 months Fees $230 Credits 57 Enrolment requirements To enrol in Core Competencies (Level 3), the trainee must meet the following requirements: be employed as a support worker in a health, disability or aged support organisation. have one of the following residency statuses: o New Zealand citizen (including Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau citizens) o New Zealand permanent resident o New Zealand work permit/work visa o Australian citizen o hold refugee status in New Zealand. Related information Learning resources and assessments Learning and assessment resources are available for purchase from our shop. Assessments can also be downloaded for free there. Te Pou Grants Te Pou has grants available to encourage training in the disability support workforce. Core Competencies Qualification Information Page 2 of 6

3 Core Competencies Qualification Requirements Summary of requirements It is recommended that candidates hold the National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Foundation Skills) (Level 2). A minimum of 57 credits of which a minimum of 40 credits at Level 3 or above. Compulsory: Three compulsory unit standards totalling 9 credits. Elective: Thirty-two credits from selected unit standards. Detailed requirements Compulsory section Domain: Community Support Service Describe self-advocacy and support a self-advocacy process in a health or disability setting Recognise indicators and describe responses to suspected 1836 abuse of people using health or disability services Apply the Code of Rights when supporting people in an aged Elective section Meet the requirements of all of the following sets Elective 1 (6 credits) Elective 2 (32 credits, minimum of 15 at Level 3) Elective 3 (10 credits) Elective 1: a minimum of 1 standard Domain: Community Support Service Provide support to people of different ethnicity in an aged Describe and apply culturally safe Māori operating principles and values in a health, disability, or Elective 2: a minimum of 32 credits at Level 2 to Level 3 of which a minimum of 15 credits at Level 3 Domain: Human Services Demonstrate knowledge of causes and associated conditions related to intellectual disability Demonstrate knowledge of causes and common effects of physical disability Domain: Core Health Describe continence, incontinence, interventions, and required reporting in an aged care, health, or disability 2 8 ilearn context Domain: Community Support Services Support a consumer's wellbeing and quality of life in a health or disability setting 2 6 Core Competencies Qualification Information Page 3 of 6

4 23390 Observe, report, and document changes in a person's condition in a health or disability setting Describe techniques for moving equipment and people in a health, disability, or aged care context Apply service plan requirements to meet the needs of consumers in a health or disability setting Describe pre-packaged medication and the process for its use in a health or disability context Describe the use of enablers, restraints, and safe restraint practice in an aged Support a person to eat and drink in an aged care, health, or disability context Describe the immediate response to the death of a person in a home, community, or residential setting Provide key comfort cares, and report changes in the condition of a person at the end of his or her life Support a person to use prescribed medication in a health or disability context Demonstrate knowledge of epilepsy and support needs of a person with epilepsy in a health care setting Demonstrate knowledge of support needs of a person with a brain injury in an aged care, health, or disability setting Support a person to participate as a member of the community in a health or disability setting Support a person to meet personal care needs in an aged Provide support to a person whose behaviour presents challenges in a health or disability setting Respond to loss and grief in a health, disability, or Support, mentor, and facilitate a consumer to maximise independence in a health or disability setting Move a person using equipment and care for equipment in a health, disability, or aged care context Describe risks, impacts, and actions for falls and minimise risk of falls in an aged Support a client to develop and achieve goals as a health assistant in a health or disability interdisciplinary team Support people to use assistive equipment and move in a health, disability, or aged care context Demonstrate knowledge of infection control requirements in a health or disability setting Maintain a safe and secure environment in a health or disability setting Maintain documentation as a worker in a health or disability support context Demonstrate knowledge of the role of a support worker in a health or disability setting Describe a safe and efficient working environment for support workers in a health or disability setting Demonstrate knowledge of a consumer's rights in a health or disability setting 2 1 Core Competencies Qualification Information Page 4 of 6

5 23926 Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of change in support services in a health or disability setting Identify infectious conditions and apply infection control practices in an aged Demonstrate knowledge of risk management planning in a health, disability, or Describe ethical behaviour in a health, disability, or Describe culturally safe principles and Pacific values for a consumer in a health, disability, or Demonstrate knowledge of cultural identities and culturerelated issues in an aged Prepare and transfer clients when working as an orderly in a health or disability context Collect and transport items related to client care when working as an orderly in a health or disability context Describe and use administration systems when working as an orderly in a health or disability context Receive and transfer a deceased person to a mortuary when working as an orderly in a health or disability context Describe procedures, and uplift and transport body parts 3 4 when working as an orderly in a health or disability context Prepare a deceased person for viewing when working as an orderly in a health or disability context Release a deceased person to a designated authority when 3 2 working as an orderly in a health or disability context Observe, evaluate, and report the impacts of changes in clients' health or functional status as a health assistant 3 4 Domain: Mental Health and Addiction Support Describe factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health problems Describe interventions and models used by mental health and addiction support workers when working with service 3 4 users Support mental health and addiction service users and supports to engage with and review local services and 3 4 resources Domain: Older Persons Health and Wellbeing Demonstrate knowledge of the ageing process and its effects on individual support needs Describe interaction, supports, and reporting for people with dementia in an aged 3 8 ilearn Domain: Supporting People with Disabilities Describe communication with people with a communication disability in an aged Identify services available to people with disabilities 3 4 Domain: Whānau Ora and Community Support 1810 Explain resources and support agencies for families or whānau who have a member with a disability Describe the benefits of breastfeeding, available support services, and Baby Friendly Initiatives Describe information, interactions, and strategies to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding Core Competencies Qualification Information Page 5 of 6

6 26975 Communicate with consumers and others, and access communication supports in a health, disability, or Describe tobacco use and dependence and smoking cessation treatments Assess a person for tobacco dependence and support a person to develop a stop-smoking plan Support a person to implement a stop-smoking plan and provide ongoing support to assist a person to remain smoke free Describe tobacco control and health promotion as ways of enhancing health through smoking cessation 3 5 Elective 3: a maximum of 10 credits from the following sets: Set A Set B Set A: a maximum of 6 credits at Level 3 Domain: Injury Prevention Demonstrate knowledge of injury and injury problems and explain the consequences on public health Describe key concepts and models of injury prevention Domain: Interpersonal Communications 9681 Contribute within a team or group which has an objective Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation Domain: Writing 1279 Write in plain English 3491 Write a report 3 4 Set B Apply a risk management plan for a person in a health, disability, or 4 4 Unit standard exemptions People holding these unit standards are exempt from completing these unit standards: US No.: Title: L C US No. Title L C 5019 Assist an older person to meet their physical needs Describe and apply culturally safe operating principles and Pacific values in a health, disability, or Support a person to meet personal care needs in an aged AND Demonstrate knowledge of the ageing process and its effects on individual support needs Describe and apply culturally safe operating principles and Pacific values in a health, disability, or 3 7 Core Competencies Qualification Information Page 6 of 6

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