New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Rehabilitation Support)
Brain Injury Strand

Level 4, 120 credits

The aim of this New Zealand Apprenticeship programme is to develop an apprentice’s knowledge and skills to enable them to work alongside people rehabilitating from brain injury, and their family and whānau, and empower them to maximise their independence and achieve their rehabilitation goals.

The programme includes developing the following core competencies:

  • developing relationships and supporting the achievement of intended outcomes.
  • working collaboratively with health professionals to support the health and wellbeing of a person with rehabilitation potential.
  • actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in your workplace.
  • providing personal and/or peer leadership in a health or wellbeing setting; and
  • working alongside people, family and/or whānau in a rehabilitation setting to maximise their independence and achieve their rehabilitation goals.
  • understand the human brain and the effects of brain injury on a person’s functioning.
  • support a person who may be experiencing changes in the following as a result of a brain injury:
    • cognitive function.
    • physical function.
    • communication.
    • fatigue.
    • psychological wellbeing.
    • behaviour.
  • build resilience and be able to recognise and respond to people who are in situations of vulnerability.
  • understand people, their culture, their needs and the context within which they live their lives.