New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora (Level 3)
If you want to learn about whānau-centred approaches that support whānau wellbeing, this course is for you. You will be able to work under supervision and apply knowledge of Māori philosophies and theories of Māori wellbeing.
About the programme
Arai Te Uru Kokiri Centre and Otago Polytechnic have developed this programme to train whanau and support workers to understand how to support each other and to uplift, listen to and help each other be successful.
This programme is for those who wish to work with Māori and whānau in the development of a whānau-centred approach that supports whānau wellbeing.
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Graduates of this qualification will be able to work under supervision to apply knowledge of Māori philosophies and theories of Māori wellbeing. This qualification will prepare you for entry-level work caring for or supporting people, from youth to adulthood.
What You Study
What you'll learn
- Implications of legislation on hauora Māori
- How to manage personal safety when working with whānau
- Tikanga in relation to rongoā rākau
- Key dimensions of hauora
- How to prepare a nutritionally-balanced diet using kai tōtika Māori
- Tikanga associated with hauora in the home
- Processes of accountability within hauora
- Knowledge of rongoā Māori in relation to the prevention and treatment of illness
- Explain anger management in a hauora context
- Explain tikanga in relation to the human anatomy
By the end of this programme, you'll be able to:
- build quality relationships to form a coordinated approach in the delivery of services to tangata Māori as an expression of whanaungatanga.
- apply a range of standard processes and systems to assist Māori and whānau to make well-informed decisions as an expression of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga.
- apply some operational and theoretical knowledge to design a whānau ora plan as an expression of pukengatanga.
- reflect on practice and performance to develop own professional and personal attributes as an expression of rangatiratanga.
Delivery is a combination of classroom learning and hands-on learning.
Facilitators use korero, presentations, visuals, study notes, reliable information from websites and other texts to support an interactive approach that delivers knowledge and supports the introduction and practice of skills and tikanga.
Practical skills are introduced by facilitator demonstration, group activities, and practical tasks, and opportunity is provided to undertake real-world activities.
Self-directed work involves the investigation and completion of individual assignments for assessment.
- Open entry.
- International students are not able to study this programme.
Covid-19 vaccination information
If you want to apply for this programme, we’ll need to see evidence of your Covid-19 vaccinations (including types and dates). You need to have had three doses. We’re legally obliged to collect this additional information from you as this programme is covered by the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccination) Order 2021.
Please just complete our online application process as normal. As part of the application process, you’ll be asked to provide your vaccination record.
The Government have advised that the only proof of vaccination that we can accept is a vaccination record PDF from your My Covid Record.
Study for free during 2022!
You can study this programme for free during 2022 due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF).
- Course-related costs and living costs are not covered by this fund.
- You can pay for this yourself or apply for a loan/allowance via Studylink (see more info in Student loans section below).
Student loans and allowances
Whilst this programme is free for you to study via the Trades and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), this fund only covers tuition fees and compulsory costs such as student levies. It does not cover any additional costs or living costs. You can pay for additional and living costs by yourself if that is possible for you or by applying for a loan or allowance through Studylink.
It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
- For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website
Stationery will be provided.
The tuition fees shown above are approximate only. There may be a slight fee increase per year once Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) rules and guidelines are applied.
Student Services Fee
For most students, your tuition fee shown above includes a Student Services Fee – also known as the Student Levy. This compulsory fee covers your access to the student services we offer. This cost is tailored depending on how you're studying.
How to apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about this programme and to apply.
A change for 2023 enrolments
When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.