Course details

Womens Health Care- Cervical Smear Takers (Level 7)
NZQF Level 7

About the course

This course is designed to give health professionals up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to develop 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 National Cervical Screening Programme and the Register.

There is a lot of interest in the course and priority will be given to those who are presently in a position to take cervical smears in the Midland region (e.g. General Practice) or intend reaching priority group women i.e. women 30 years of age who has never had a smear.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a New Zealand Health qualification and a practising certificate. They will also need to have professional/personal indemnity insurance. Applicants will need to be able to provide proof of available support and supervision by an accredited smear taker for the practical component of the training. They will also need to show that they are able to access priority groups of women to meet the annual certification requirements of 30 smears per year.

About the provider

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

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