A 13 week programme with emphasis on practical skills. The purpose of this programme is to assist you into paid employment.

Fees free to Work and Income-referred clients aged 18 years and over

A 13 week programme with emphasis on practical skills. The purpose of this programme is to assist you into paid employment.

Designed to enable you to:

  • Gain employment in the aged care, health or disability area and/or
  • Pursue advanced tertiary training opportunities
This is a Work and Income funded programme designed to assist you off the benefit.

Course content includes:

  • The carers role and the principles of care
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • The older person’s needs
  • Infection control
  • Handling equipment and people safely
  • Recognising elder abuse and neglect
  • Protecting the rights and dignity of those in your care
  • A practical workplace component

Notes of importance

  • Our training venue is in Palmerston North
  • A travel reimbursement for travel expenses incurred may be payable
  • Our on-site courses are free to our students
  • All prospective Care of the Older Person students must pass a Police Security check to confirm their suitability for this industry.