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Qualification and Programme Overview

This qualification aims to develop the skills and knowledge required for hearing screening of babies in the healthcare services.

 

The programme includes both developing and/or recognising the following competencies in your staff:

  • Knowledge of causes of hearing loss in babies and risk factors for congenital and delayed hearing loss.
  • Knowledge of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention Programme (UNHSEIP).
  • Knowledge of the use and maintenance of screening equipment.
  • Carrying out newborn hearing screening for the UNHSEIP.
  • Knowledge of referral and habilitation for the UNHSEIP.
  • Recognising and responding to vulnerability and abuse.
  • Demonstrating professional and ethical behaviour.
  • Knowledge of culturally safe principles for Māori, Pasifika or other cultures.
  • Describing community values and attitudes and their impact on people with disabilities.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Careerforce Health and Wellbeing Level 3 Newborn Hearing Screening Strand Programme is for Newborn Hearing Screeners employed by DHBs and the Ministry of Health supporting the delivery of the National Hearing Screening Programme. It is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge required for hearing screening of babies.

Trainees will need to have the support of their employer to be able to enrol.

Trainees gain their skills and knowledge through on-job learning. The core value of industry-based training is that it sets people up with the right experiences, skills and knowledge. Trainees can earn while they learn, gain nationally-recognised qualifications, will benefit by gaining recognition of transferable skills and knowledge that is valued across the health and wellbeing sector.

Currently there are no enrolment fees for the Health and Wellbeing Level 3 Newborn Hearing Screening Strand Programme?  (valued at $860 NZD).

The employer usually pays the fees for staff to enrol in these programmes. To enrol in a Careerforce programme, you must be currently employed, and have the support of your employer.

As part of Budget 2020, the New Zealand Government, announced its Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). This fund is designed to encourage and support New Zealanders to undertake vocational education and training in targeted areas. The fund removes costs for a wide range of level 3 programmes through to December 2022.

Contact

To enrol in the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Newborn Hearing Screening Strand, please call 0800 277 486, email: info@careerforce.org.nz or speak to your local Careerforce Workplace Advisor.

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Level 3

Ideal for

Newborn Hearing Screeners employed by DHBs and the Ministry of Health supporting the delivery of the National Hearing Screening Programme

Relevant for the following sectors

  • Healthcare Services
  • 61 - 62 Credits
  • 10 months
  • $860 (inc GST) FREE ENROLMENT* includes qualification fee plus cost of contracting a programme assessor.