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Careerforce, with support from Hospice New Zealand has developed an assessment package to recognise the competency of the workforce providing palliative and end of life care. We thank Hospice New Zealand and representatives of Hospice Waikato and Rotorua Hospice for being Subject Matter Experts whose input shaped the development of the assessments.

The package includes learning support and assessment for the following unit standards:

Unit Standard Title 28738 Describe the key principles of palliative care and a support worker’s role in a palliative approach to care
Credit, Level Credits 3, Level 3
Unit standard Contributes to New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Support Work and Health Assistance Strands
Assessment Type Short answer questions, marked by an assessor online on MyPath or paper based

 

Unit Standard Title 29523 Apply a palliative care approach in a health or wellbeing setting
Credit, Level Credits 8, Level 4
Unit standard Contributes to New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) Advanced Support
Assessment Type Short answer questions, marked by an assessor online on MyPath or paper based.

2 observations to cover the application of palliative care and last days of life care.

 

Who is this for?

  • Support workers or health professionals who attended the Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care programme who want to be assessed and receive recognition for these two unit standards.
  • People in palliative care settings or those providing palliative and last days of life care to a person or patient.
  • Those enrolled in, or have completed, the Health Assistance and Support Work strands (Level 3) and Advanced Support (Level 4) who, with the support of their workplace and Careerforce, may choose these unit standards as electives.

Trainees are encouraged to attend the Fundamentals of Palliative Care programme through their local Hospice to support their learning before undergoing the assessment.  Careerforce has also provided a comprehensive package of learning resources.

Please Note:

  • People enrolling in the Level 4 unit are required to be engaged in palliative care or an end of life care work setting and will require the support of care professionals to complete their assessments.
  • Assessors at Level 4 must have specific scope for assessing this unit standard.

Fees

  • For people including these units when enrolling in either the Health and Wellbeing Level 3 or Level 4 programme the full programme fee will apply.
  • For people enrolling only in the two unit standards, a fee of $85 including GST will apply, payable to Careerforce.
  • Please contact your local Hospice for their workshop fees and enrolment.

Before enrolling in these units, please ensure you are able to access an Assessor with scope to assess these units. 

Contact

To enrol in the Palliative Care Assessment Package, please call 0800 277 486, email: info@careerforce.org.nz or speak to your local Careerforce Workplace Advisor

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