Course details

Cervical Screening
NZQF Level 7

About the course

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This course is designed to give health professionals up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to develop the confidence to become Cervical Smear Takers, conforming to the National Standards for competency. It is expected that you will make a commitment to uphold the policy and protocols of the National Cervical Screening Programme and the Register.

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In the enclosed pack you will find information and the necessary forms for you to complete your application. Please include the following when you return your application to Wintec:

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To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at [email protected] or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Welcome information will be emailed to you approximately 2–4 weeks before the first workshop day or the start of your online course.

Please bring a pen and some paper, and a laptop (not compulsory).

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

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Undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate course guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate health and social practice course guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate nursing guide (Prospectus)

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About the provider

Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.

At Wintec students are educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements. This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on your journey.

Wintec maintains collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and graduates benefit from is a high priority for us.  Understanding the needs of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.