About the course
The programme aims to provide specialised knowledge and skills that will enable graduates to enter the aged care workforce and contribute to the advancement of care of the older person in New Zealand. Graduates will be prepared to give full support to, and assist, individuals to meet their holistic health care needs. This includes individuals affected by long term health alterations e.g. diabetes, dementia, motor neuron diseases, spinal injuries and those who require palliative care.
It is anticipated that the Programme will appeal to domestic students locally, in other areas of New Zealand and to international students, such as those from the Philippines, Nepal and India. In particular, Internationally Educated Nurses who have an overseas qualification in a nursing or in a nursing-related discipline and who would like to find employment in the New Zealand Health Care industry caring for the Older Person.
About the provider
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is a Government Institute with campuses in Nelson, Marlborough and Auckland. NMIT is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority Category 1 (the highest) Institute. Our programmes are designed alongside industry to create work ready graduates that meet local and international job market needs. You'll find NMIT tutors care a lot about student success, and classes are small enough that they know you by name.