Qualification and programme overview

This qualification is delivered as an apprenticeship that is well-supported and resourced with a team of Apprenticeship Advisors providing pastoral care and support.

The Apprenticeship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support gives your staff the training they need to support the rehabilitation of a person after a brain injury.

Employees will learn the tools and strategies to help the people they support, their family and whānau to maximise independence and participate in life roles.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support apprenticeship 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 living with a brain injury.
  • 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.
  • Working alongside people, family and/or whānau in a rehabilitation setting to maximise their independence and achieve their rehabilitation goals.

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* This programme presently has free enrolment via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)



To enrol in the New Zealand Apprenticeship in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Rehabilitation Assistance) Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support Strand please call 0800 277 486, email: or speak to your local Careerforce Workplace Advisor

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Level 4

Ideal for

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Assistants.
  • Rehabilitation Support Staff employed in hospital, residential and community based settings.

Relevant for the following sectors

  • Disability Support
  • Healthcare Services
  • 120 Credits
  • 18 - 24 months
  • $2000 (inc GST) FREE ENROLMENT*

We work with clients who have
complex needs, so we must
make sure that what we are
passing on to our support workers
the tools that are right for the
role they are completing.

Sally Brown | Brain Injury Rehabilitation Apprentice