New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora (Level 5)

1 Year
Kaitaia, Ngāwhā & Whangārei

Take a whānau-centred approach to support well-being.

This qualification is for people who wish to work with whānau in the development of a whānau-centred approach that supports whānau well-being.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide graduates with in-depth knowledge, skills and experiences in mātauranga Māori wellbeing approaches for Whānau Ora contexts.  

Graduates of this qualification will be able to independently apply knowledge of Māori philosophies and theories of Māori wellbeing across a range of whānau ora contexts.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply the principles and practice of communication and relationship strategies to advance whanaungatanga.
  • Analyse the delivery of whānau-centred services to establish the quality and value of services as an expression of te pono me te tika and pukengatanga.
  • Implement and evaluate a whānau ora plan to advance the wellbeing of whānau as an expression of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.
  • Critically reflect on self and performance of others as an expression of whakamana and rangatiratanga.

Graduates of this qualification will have the transferable skills and knowledge to undertake kaimahi roles in the following:

  • Māori Research Assistant
  • Junior Analyst Māori Health
  • Māori Health Advisor/Advocate
  • Workplace Relations Advisor
  • Community Worker
  • Māori Health Environment Assistant
  • Customs Officer
  • Māori Health Programme Developer.

Graduates will have the transferrable skills and knowledge to:

  • Whakamana whānau to make decisions for their own oranga.
  • Work with and encourage whānau, hapū, iwi and/or hapori to participate in the care and development of their own base assets such as the moana, whenua and ngahere.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

To gain entry to the New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora (Level 5) programme, applicants must be:

  • 17 years of age or over;
  • New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or have the requisite visa for study purposes; and
  • Able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course on which they enrol.

For domestic applicants under 20 years old:

  • University Entrance/NCEA credits as per NZQA requirements; or
  • Evidence of ability to complete the academic requirements for the programme.

For applicants 20 years old and over:

  • Demonstrated academic ability (at NZQA Level 4 or equivalent) to undertake the New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora (Level 5) programme and have the ability to succeed through personal attributes, work and life experience.

Other Requirements

  • Applicants who have had a criminal conviction at any time in the past must declare the circumstances in confidence as part of the selection process;
  • All students will be required to provide a signed consent form which allows the institute to check the applicant’s record of convictions on entry;
  • Applicants will be accepted only after the Police check is processed;
  • ALL applicants with ANY convictions will be required to attend an individual interview with the Academic Lead –Social Work or staff member from the Social Work unit; and
  • Two character references are required. These should be from persons in positions of trust such as an employer, teacher, pastor, kaumātua or kuia. References from family, friends or work colleagues will not be accepted.

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This programme is not open to international students.
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Kaitaia, Ngāwhā & Whangārei
New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora (Level 5)
Dates:
February
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees:
$6,457
(2023)
$6,283
(2022)
International
International Fees:
(2022)
Price:
TBC
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