A new course on offer at EIT Tairawhiti that will open doors for graduates to care for a range of people in the community.
Enrollments are now open for the National Certificate in Health, Disability and Age Support, but spaces are limited, so tutor Hazel Tidman is encouraging anyone keen, to get in quick.
The 17-week course starts in mid-February and includes 10 weeks in work placement.
“It’s a very hands-on course,” says Tidman. “The beauty of it, is that because it covers health, disability and age support, those who complete it can get into all areas of work.”
For some it is a chance to dabble in the health care industry before committing to further education.
Others will be able to work in rest homes, for CCS, for their own whanau, as a healthcare assistant or even for an agency.
Study for the level three course is three days a week, which includes work placement.
Tidman is keen to see men and women of all ages taking part. All on the partly subsidised course will be subject to a police check because of the extensive work experience included.