Social and Community Services Sector

This sector is all about caring for people and keeping them safe. The range of jobs is huge: from monitoring and protecting people and property (like in corrections, defence, or fire fighting) to caring for people in need (as in healthcare, community and social work, medicine or therapy). You may be working for the government or the private sector; you may be outdoors or in, or moving around from place to place. Your working hours vary – people need care 24/7. So depending on your role you might work in shifts or be on call.

This is a large and growing sector with jobs and services that are essential for community well-being and safety. It’s a high-employment, high-growth sector – and demand for the kind of frontline jobs in these industries is expected to continue in future years. New Zealand’s ageing population will need to be housed, managed and cared for. There’s a constant demand for more police, corrections, and security officers; and the need for immigration, customs and quarantine officers is also increasing.


HEALTH & SAFETY

What is this course about? Students will be able to identify work place control measures, identify and describe legislative rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety and explain how hazards are defined in the HSE Act. For students to achieve unit standard 17593 attestations are required to be completed by the school to verify safe work practices or workplace experience.

What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Closed shoes are compulsory.

Where can this course lead?
National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3)
National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Coordination) (Level 4)
Work as a Health & Safety Representative or Occupational Health & Safety Officer

Unit standards
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards

Unit No.

Description

Level

Credits

 497

Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements

1

3

17593

Apply safe work practices in the workplace

2

4

17592

Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace

3

4

Dates upon application
Time: 9.00am-3.00pm
Course length: 2 days
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 15 students
Course cost: $84 plus GST per student per day plus mileage cost (if applicable).

This course can be offered at the school premises or at the Future Trades Campus, Dyer Street, Whangarei.

N.B. Training for the unit standard below shall require prior approval from SafeTrades North and extension of the course length to 2.5 days. For details please email safetrades@northtec.ac.nz.
 

Unit No.

Description

Level

Credits

 17602

Applied hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace.

3

4


Learner License Prep

What is this course about? The students will gain a deeper understanding of the NZ Driver Licensing System and will also provide adequate information and skills necessary for students to pass their Learner License Theory Test.

What to wear? School uniform/school clothes.

Where can this course lead?
After gaining their learner license and getting driving lessons with parents or a professional driving instructor for a minimum period of 4 months, there will be a follow up by the tutor to set the student on the next progression stage, Restricted license and Street Talk ( Defensive Driving Course).

Unit standard
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

3462

Demonstrate knowledge of traffic law for the purpose of safe driving

Level: 2
Credits: 3

17563

Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand Graduated Driver Licensing System

Level: 2
Credits: 3

17676

Carry out a pre-drive vehicle check on a light motor vehicle, and start and shutdown the vehicle

Level: 2
Credits: 3

Course Length: 2 days
Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Dates: Upon application

Course cost: $190 plus GST per student plus mileage cost (if applicable).

Minimum 10 students – Maximum 15 students
Students must be 16 years or older to attend this course

Venue could be at the school or NorthTec


Restricted LICENSE PREP

What is this course about? 
Part 1: Street Talk (Defensive Driving Course) The student will be able to identify driving hazards and respond to them.
Part 2: A one on one session that will allow the student to drive a light motor vehicle, be able to identify driving hazards, apply risk reduction techniques/strategies while driving in all driving situations and carry out low speed manoeuvres. This course will also provide the necessary skills needed to pass the practical test for the Restricted License.

What to wear? Comfortable clothes/school uniform, comfortable closed shoes.

Where can this course lead?

Full License - When the student has held their full license for 6 months or more they will then be contacted by the tutor to advise them of the upcoming Road Transport courses, which will lead them into the Transport & Logistics Industry. Examples are:

Unit standard
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

3465

Describe driving hazards and risk reduction strategies and responses to driving hazards

Level: 2
Credits: 3

3466

Apply risk reduction techniques and strategies while driving

Level: 3
Credits: 4

3469

Apply control in driving a light motor vehicle

Level: 2
Credits: 2

3470

Execute low speed manoeuvres in a light motor vehicle

Level: 2
Credits: 1

17678

Drive a light motor vehicle on unsealed road surfaces

Level: 3
Credits: 3

Course Length: 2 days
Dates: Upon application

Part 1:
Time8 hours. This is all theory entailing U/S 3464 & 3465
Course cost: $85 plus GST per student per session
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 15 students

Part 2:
Time1.5 hours. Practical sessions (student or school must provide vehicle)
Course cost: $100 plus GST per student per session
Only 1 student per session

Students must be holder of Learners license and 16 years and older to attend this course

Venue could be at the school or NorthTec