Specialist Topics

Specialist topics are designed to give support workers the skills to meet the individual needs of the people they support. The modules can be used as learning prior to gaining the Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or as additional learning during, or after, the completion of the certificate.

Learning modules

  • An Introduction to the Enabling Good Lives Approach
  • Infection Prevention
  • Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury
  • Introduction to Brain Injury
  • Moving and Handling (4 hr workshop & assessment)
  • Person Centred Care     
  • Pressure Injury Prevention for Nurses
  • Pressure Injury Prevention for Whānau / Family
  • Relationship and Sexuality (4-hour workshop only)
  • Provide Household Management
  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)
  • Role of a Support Worker
  • Role of a Support Worker a Refresher 
  • Safety When Working Alone
  • Stop and Watch Escalation Tool (video)
  • Support a Person to Meet Personal Care Needs
  • Supporting People at Home with COVID-19 Workplace Observation Training