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This short programme is for support workers coming from another support role and moving into a diversional or recreation therapy role.

Expected Outcomes

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

  • Being able to demonstrate the philosophy, purpose, benefits and role of quality assurance diversional therapy.
  • Ability to provide assessment, development, and implementation of diversional therapy care plans for individuals and groups suffering grief and loss.

Prerequisites

Learners must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, or Social Services (delivered as Careerforce apprenticeship programmes) or completed another New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) or above programme with Careerforce.

Enrolments will be accepted where an approved programme has been completed with another provider.

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


Careerforce Short Programmes

Careerforce Short Programmes are developed and intended to provide supplementary learning opportunities to people that have previously completed Careerforce programmes. They are not a qualification, but a coherent short programme of learning and the unit standards achieved will feature on a person’s NZQA Record of Achievement (ROA).


Frequently Asked Questions

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The Level 4 short programme Supporting a Person and Implementing Diversional Therapy Plans is for Support Workers who have already achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) and are in roles that see them working with people from across sectors, that would benefit from some additional skills and/or capabilities to support the work they do, or have perhaps changed employers and have a different focus to their work.

Currently there are no enrolment fees for the Level 4 short programme (valued at $440 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.

Learners must have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, or Social Services (delivered as Careerforce apprenticeship programmes) or completed another New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) or above programme with Careerforce. Enrolments will be accepted where an approved programme has been completed with another provider.

Yes, this short programme contributes towards your registration with the New Zealand Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapy.

Contact

To enrol in this short course, please call 0800 277 486, email: info@careerforce.org.nz or speak to your local Careerforce Workplace Advisor

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Level 4

Ideal for

Support Workers who have already achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (Social and Community) (Level 4).

Relevant for the following sectors
  • Aged Care
  • Home & Community Support
  • Mental Health & Addiction Support
  • Social Services
  • 24 Credits
  • 4 months
  • $440 (inc GST) FREE ENROLMENT*