New Zealand Diploma in Healthcare, Aging and Disability Services (Applied Practice) (Level 5)
This exceptional programme prepares students to deliver professional healthcare to patients in an aged care, disability or community setting – and in accordance with Tikanga Maori principles.
Fees-Free, Student Loans and Allowances are available for eligible New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents.
About the course
This course is available at our Auckland City campus.
Core papers include
DHSM 501 Ageing and disability in Healthcare - Credit 15
DHSM 502 Determinants of Health and Wellbeing in New Zealand - Credit 15
DHSM 503 Principles and concepts of Maori Health and Wellbeing - Credit 15
DHSM 504 Dementia - Credit 15
DHSM 505 Health care support practices - Credit 15
DHSM 506 Manual handling techniques - Credit 15
DHSM 507 Health care practices and strategies - Credit 15
DHSM 508 Evaluation of Healthcare practice - Credit 15
Successfully attend an interview, if needed by AGI Enrollments team.
When English is an applicant’s second language, they must have achieved IELTS score of 5.5 (average) with no band lower than 5.0 (or equivalent*).
(Please note it is highly recommended that students contact the Domestic or International marketing coordinator for detailed information)
For New Zealand Citizens and residents - $ 6,110
**Please note - A Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) of $500 is included in the total fee.
For International students - $ 20,156
Please get in contact with our team for detailed information about the fee structure.
This course includes 300 hours of Clinical Placement.
Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as:
Consumer Advocacy, Disability Practice, Navigation/ Navigator, Social Services, Counselling, Iwi Services, Mental Health Support, Youth Work in a range of settings such as non-governmental organisations, justice/corrections, social services, residential and community care and support services.
Example of Job titles would include - Residential Care Worker, Family Support Worker, Disability Services Worker, Community Health Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Kaiawhina Hauora, Mental Health Support Worker, etc.
Employment Locations would include Community Support Centres, Rest homes, and Aged care facilities, Public Health Organisations, Hospitals, Iwi Support centres, Disability Support Centre, etc.
The learner may enrol for AGI Healthcare Level 6 - Diploma in Mental Health and Addiction (Applied Practice).