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Seminar on Higher Study options & Career Pathways in New Zealand

Seminar on Higher Study options & Career Pathways in New Zealand

Manila, 2015 -Mr. Bipul Das, International Relationship Manager (South East Asia),Waiariki Institute of Technology presented the Seminar on Higher Study options & Career Pathways in New Zealand. About 12 Nursing graduates attended the seminar which aimed to inform them of the benefits of pursuing Graduate Diploma in Health Studies & Diploma in Health & Rehabilitation programs in New Zealand.

The main highlights of the seminar were:-

  • Benefits of studying at Waiariki – WIT is a government-owned (public) institute. Its reputation and integrity is well known and respected by clients and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) alike. Waiariki’s programmes are approved by the New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA) and have international recognition. Their graduates enjoy a high employment rate.
  • Scope of DHR & GHS programs – Careers in Rehabilitation and Health studies include working as a Healthcare Assistants in aged care facilities where they work under the direction of an RN and Enrolled Nurse (EN). Also as Community support workers, Needs Assessors, an Assistant in Health Promotion, OT or Physio Assistants supporting patients in carrying out a plan of car under the direction of an OT or Physio.
  • Student Job search VISA & Employment opportunities – Most of the WIT students seem to find work in the aged care sector as Health Care Assistants of as Community Support workers often working on a casual basis for a period of time until part-time or more permanent opportunities become available.
  • International registration, Nursing Council of New Zealand - Applicants with an overseas Diploma in Nursing and registered as a nurse in their own country would need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 across all bands. NCNZ recommends applicant to undertake a Competency Assessment Programme (CAP)* offered by an accredited service provider or jointly by an accredited service provider and school of nursing. On passing CAP, NCNZ awards New Zealand registration. The earnings of Registered Nurses is quite encouraging. They have alternate options to work full time or part time to earn handsome salary of $55,000 – 65,000 NZD/year

The seminar was well received by the Nurse Students as it was an excellent opportunity for them to gain knowledge about study-work-residency pathways to New Zealand.