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 Primary Care Practice Assistance gives your staff the training they need to undertake clinical and administrative tasks in a primary care practice.
Employees will learn how to perform routine clinical tasks under direction and delegation of a health professional and contribute to the effective functioning of primary care practice
and quality systems.
The Primary Care Practice Assistance programme includes developing the following core competencies:
- Engaging and communicating with people, family and/or whānau who are accessing primary care services, in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge.
- Relating the unique place Māori have as tangata whenua and knowledge of person-whanau interconnectedness to their own role.
- Actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality within your primary care organisation.
- Understanding New Zealand’s health and wellbeing challenges and the purpose and impact of their own role.
- Applying knowledge of primary care to support people, family and/or whānau, and your healthcare team.
- Gaining an in-depth knowledge of a condition, impairment, situation or issue and applying the new knowledge to support clients.
- Performing routine clinical tasks in a primary care practice setting under direction and delegating, and contributing to the effective functioning of primary care practice administration and quality systems.
How is this programme delivered?
This Careerforce apprenticeship is a well supported, workplace training programme. Whilst the learning at this level is self directed, a team of dedicated Apprenticeship Advisors provide pastoral care and support.
How long is the programme?
The programme should take between 18 and 24 months.
What does this programme cost?
Enrolment is this programme is FREE.
* This programme presently has free enrolment via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)
Funding to support your business
Employers may also qualify for the Apprenticeship Boost which provides a wage subsidy for new and existing apprentices in their first two years of training, encouraging employers to retain their current apprentices, and to take on new apprentices. Find out more
Do you need more information?
Visit our Apprenticeship pages to learn more about health and wellbeing apprenticeships.