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HUMANITIES & HEALTH STUDIES

Resolving of Crime
Ancillary Health Care
Social Axillary Work

MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

GENERAL STUDIES

ENGINEERING STUDIES

 

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: ANCILLARY HEALTH CARE

The Ancillary Health Worker (AHW) is required to play a pre-emptive role in the assessment and identification of health needs as well as to intervene in primary health care activities. This takes place in collaboration with, and referral to, the formal health services and other health related systems. Home-based care is also a key function of the AHW. Preventive measures for the management of disasters and accidents also form an important aspect of their activities.

Learners who complete this qualification will possess the competence required to perform community health functions under the supervision of a professional health worker. They will have the fundamental skills required for employment by a range of health, social and other sector employers. They will be in possession of a recognised qualification that will provide a platform for further education and training in a career pathway towards becoming professional health workers.

Qualified learners in this field will provide a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness. They will have the skills to provide support services within a multidisciplinary health care team.

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

Communicate in a variety of ways.
Use mathematics in real life situations.
Collect and provide information to support community health.
Provide community based care.
Develop personal and community skills.

Practitioners will generally carry out their roles within the context of:

The client's home.
A community care centre.
The broader community.

 

 

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