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Qualification and Programme Overview

This programme aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake the vision and hearing screening of children in the healthcare services sector. 

Following sector input, and to reflect changes in the reviewed New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 qualification, this programme has changed from 60 to 70 credits. The expected duration has also changed from 10 to 12 months. All training agreements will now be enrolled into the new 70 credit programme.

 

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

  • Demonstrating and applying knowledge of communication process theory.
  • Describing hearing, visual system and vision impairment.
  • Recognising and responding to signs of vulnerability and abuse in a health or wellbeing setting.
  • Recording, interpreting and explaining vision and hearing screening results.
  • Carrying out vision and hearing screening tests.
  • Demonstrating and applying knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour.

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

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the questions below to reveal the answers.  Please contact us via info@careerforce.org.nz if you have a question not covered below.

The Careerforce Health and Wellbeing Level 3 Vision and Hearing Screening Strand Programme is for Vision Hearing Technicians required to support the screening process and adhere to the National Vision and Hearing Screening Protocols.

It is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge required to undertake the vision and hearing screening of children

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 Vision and Hearing Screening Strand Programme?  (valued at $230 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 Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Vision and 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

Vision Hearing Technicians required to support the screening process and adhere to the National Vision and Hearing Screening Protocols.

Relevant for the following sectors
  • Healthcare Services
  • 70 Credits
  • 12 months
  • $230 (inc GST) FREE ENROLMENT*