Our programmes are possible pathways to finding work in New Zealand which may then open doors to gaining New Zealand residence.
The programme has been structured to be 43 weeks of learning in total. Breaks that occur during this time may include New Zealand statutory pubic holidays and a Christmas break if the programme runs over the December/January period. Students are expected to be in class with the tutor for 20 hours, or 2 and a ½ days per week., but may also be the letter part of the week for practicum. It will be confirmed on enrolment.Home work or self directed hours will also be needed, and will be approximately 10 hours per week. The learning year is broken up into 2 semesters. Semester 1 has 21 weeks and semester 2 has 22 weeks. There is one week break between semesters. Each semester is also broken up into two modules, with different components of the programme in each module. The first module contains mainly the healthcare core competencies, the second module completes the core competencies, and some pre requisites for diversional therapy. The third module contains the dementia assessments, and a communication section. The fourth module contains diversional therapy assessments.
The New Zealand Society of Diversional Therapists are the main regulatory body for diversional therapists in New Zealand. All students will become associate or student members when they enroll in the programme. The society have a handbook and code of ethics which all students will need to be aware of. The society provides an annual conference for it’s members at a different place in New Zealand each year. This year it is in Kapiti near Wellington. They also provide special education days for their members and other interested parties. Once you have gained the National Certificate in Diversional Therapy , you can apply for registration as a qualified diversional therapist. You need a letter dated within one month from current and / or last Employer stating hands on Diversional Therapy employment of not less than 3000 hours with a minimum of three years as a Diversional Therapist.
All students who enroll in the Diversional therapy programme are expected to complete the programme.Students will receive regular feedback, both oral and written. This includes feedback after every assessment and clinical feedback. Students are also encouraged to provide feedback on the programme and it’s components to ensure it meets their needs. There will be a written report produced at the end of both semesters. Graduation requirements include the passing of all assessments and at least 80% attendance. Kauri Academy has support for any student who is struggling. There is English support and extra tutorials if needed. Kauri also has student support as outlined in it’s code of pastoral care.
If you have a sponsor, no need for the cash, sponsor must be a friend or relative who is a citizen or resident of NZ.
In order to work while studying, you will need to have the conditions of your student visa changed. This is done during the visa application process so your student visa will include a 20 hour work permit.Emphasize that your purpose is to study and not to earn during your first year.
1. A Student’sPathway:Gaining theQualificationsto Work and Livein New Zealand
2. Kauri Academyis NZQA registered.
3. Kauri Academy is signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Careof International Students
4. OUR PROGRAMMES LEAD TONATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS• Some private training establishments don’t use NZQA qualifications – you should check and make sure their courses are suitable for you.• Check that the programme leads to a qualification that is a National or a New Zealand qualification. It has “National” or “New Zealand” on the qualification.
5. Programme Approval andRegistration with
6. Expert Academic StaffThe Academic Staff at Kauri Academy are employed for theirexpertise and commitment to providing an exceptional educationalservice. Each department is headed by industry-respectededucators with years of experience. Malcolm Morrison Principal and Head of Department (English) Malcolm’s global teaching and academic management experience provides the perfect platform for the helm of an international educational institution. He spent the last 16 years as an academic manager and teacher of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) in countries like Italy, London and New Zealand. His extensive experience here in New Zealand has given him an in-depth knowledge of the country’s educational standards and immigration regulations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Auckland and a Trinity CertTESOL. Marie Laycock Head of Department (Healthcare Studies) Marie is a very experienced health care educator with a unique level of expertise and a well-grounded insight to workplace realities that comes from practicing as a nurse for the first six years of her career. She is a Registered General and Obstetrics Nurse from the Auckland School of Nursing and holds a National Certificate in Adult Education (Level 4),a National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education (NCALE) Vocational Tutor/Lecturer and Workplace Trainer and a Certificate of Proficiency in Health Research (Level 7) from the AUT.
7. Expert Academic StaffQualified and Experienced TutorsEnglish Department Tutors hold an RSA/CELTA, CertTESOL orequivalent qualification.Healthcare Studies Department staff must be registered nurses,occupational therapists or hold an equivalent health care qualification,and must have knowledge of adult education. Healthcare Studies staffhave extensive industry experience, which they will share with allhealthcare students.
8. Learning For The FutureKauri Academy works closely with immigration advisers in NewZealand, should you require immigration advise and services.Kauri Academy works with employment bureaus for health workersthat are available to assist in finding part time employment whilestudying.
12. STUDY WORK LIVE PATHWAYS
13. PATHWAY 1 1. Gain Qualification in Diversional Therapy2. Gain Level 5 Healthcare Team Management Qualification 3. Be Eligible for a One year Open Work Permit (Graduate Job Search Visa)
14. 4. Get a Job in Healthcare Sector 5. Get a Job as a Diversional Therapist or Healthcare Administrator6. In case of No. 5 above, Apply for Residence under the Skilled Migrant Category
15. PATHWAY 2 1. Gain Qualification in Diversional Therapy2. Get a Job as a Diversional Therapist under an Essential Skills Work Category Visa 3. Apply for Residency under the Skilled Migrant Category
16. PATHWAY 3 1. Gain Qualification in Diversional Therapy2. Get a Job in Healthcare Sector under an Essential Skills Work Category Visa
17. Important Information aboutPathways 1, 2 and 3
18. If you want to work, you’ll need to applyfor a work visa.Make sure you apply for the new visabefore your student visa expires
19. To be eligible for a Graduate Work Search Visa you must:• have successfully completed two qualifications at levels 4 to 6 of at least one academic year study each (two years study in New Zealand in total) provided the second qualification is at a higher level• Complete a programme for a Level 4 National qualification. Our Diversional Therapy programme leads to a National qualification.• Then complete a One Year Level 5 programme such as our Healthcare Team Management Programme.• Apply for the Graduate Job Search visa no later than three months after the end date of the student visa for the second qualification• provide evidence of a minimum of NZ$4,200 available to maintain yourself during your 12-month stay in New Zealand.
20. The Essential Skills Work Category Visa requires a joboffer from a New Zealand employer.The employer will need to show that no New Zealandcitizens or residents are available to do the job,• Providing evidence that the employer genuinely tried to find a New Zealand worker to fill the position.• In addition, you must be appropriately qualified by training or experience to take up the position.• Health & character requirements
21. Duration of Essential Skills Work VisasDiversional Therapy or Healthcare Administrator - ANZSCO Skill Level 1, 2 or 3 maximum duration of three years, renewableNursing Support and Personal Care) ANZSCO Skill Level 4 or 5 maximum duration of one year, renewable
22. To be eligible for New Zealand residence under theSkilled Migrant Category you must:• be 55 or under• be healthy• be of good character• speak English.• ave sufficient points.
23. Use the Points Indicator found on theNew Zealand Immigration website.You get points for age, experience,employability and qualifications
24. • Age – younger applicants get more points• Experience – your related work experience in the Philippines and in New Zealand• Employability – you have ongoing employment in skilled employment. Diversional Therapy is in the list of skills that qualify for points under the skilled migrant category.• Qualifications – your National Certificate in Diversional Therapy as well as Level 5 qualifications are recognised qualifications.
25. Additional information may be found atwww.kauriacademy.ac.nz .Immigration information available atwww.immigration.govt.nz
26. Studying in New Zealand
27. Please note that:If you fail to meet the conditions of studying in New Zealand, you maybecome liable for deportation. Immigration New Zealand can do this if:• You do not attend your course• You work when you do not have the authority to do so• You stop attending the course for which you were granted the visa and enroll in one we have not approved. You may be able to change courses and/or providers once you are here but you must first contact Immigration NZ so that they can either change your visa conditions or consider your application for a new student visa
28. Requirements fora Student Visa 1. Offer of a place 2. Health and character 3. Evidence of funds to support yourself 4. Proof that you plan to leave 5. Passport 6. “6th Requirement” Tuition Fee Payment
29. 1. Offer Of Place from KauriAcademyIf you are enrolling in a course for the first time, you need to havean Offer of Place from a New Zealand education provider.An Offer Of Place is letter from the school stating that you havebeen accepted in the programme.This offer of place is filed together with the student visaapplication.
30. 2. Health & CharacterYou have to meet healthand character requirements and prove to that yourintent is genuine.3. Proof that you Plan to Leave:Such as Return Ticket4. Passport You must have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the end of your intended stay.
31. What is the DiversionalTherapy with HealthcareCore CompetenciesProgramme?
32. TAKE NOTE PLEASE!This programme is NOT for any professionalregistration such as nursing registration,occupational therapist registartion and others.This programme is for training to become aDiversional Therapist.
33. What isdiversional therapy?Diversional therapy recognises and facilitatespurposeful recreation, leisure and pleasure activities.• Facilitates choices• Enhances lifestyle• Encourages independence
34. ProgrammeQualifications Leads to 2 National qualifications: National Certificate in Health, Disability and Aged Support (Core Competencies) (Level 3) National Certificate in Diversional Therapy (Level 4)
35. Entry Requirements forInternational Students• Be over 18 years of age• Have a current IELTS with an average of 5.5 with no band width lower than 5.0• Have a minimum of year 12/13 secondary school experience• Preferably have a tertiary degree in a related health field OR have experience in the health sector of a minimum of three years within the last six years• Have a police certificate• Skype interview with Head of Department
36. Programme PathwaysEducational PathwaysFurther study at level 5Graduate PathwaysWork as a healthcare assistantWork as an activities coordinatorWork as a Diversional TherapistEmployment PathwaysStudents can seek work in the above roles after qualificationStudents may apply for work at the practicum facilities at the end of the qualificationResidency PathwaysPossible pathway for residency working as a diversional therapist
37. Programme Structure• 43 weeks in length (class weeks only, breaks not included)• 20 hours face to face contact with tutor• 2 and ½ days per week in class. This will usually be Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday. This allows the students to work on the other days if needed.• 10 hours of self directed learning per week• Semesters 1 and 2• Each semester has two modules with a two week break between semesters and a Christmas break at the end of the year.
38. The Diversional TherapyProgramme includes:• Guest speakers• Making fun activities• Practical health care skills• Visits to places of interest• Knowledge of the New Zealand health industry• Learning in a supportive environment
39. What about practicum?• Three blocks of practicum in an aged care setting• Able to have clinical placement at a variety of different facilities.• Three weeks for healthcare (20 hours per week)• Three weeks for healthcare/dementia (20 hours per week)• 5 weeks for diversional therapy (16 hours per week)• Students will sign a workplace training agreement• Police check needed• Kauri clinical uniform
40. What DT skills andknowledge are included?• Develop, implement, evaluate, and adapt diversional therapy careplans• Develop diversional therapy care plans for people with identified health conditions• Develop diversional therapy care plans for people experiencing grief and loss• Develop a diversional therapy resource manual• Identify safety concerns• Assess risk• Develop appropriate risk management strategies and quality assurance• Provide support to people living with dementia and/or exhibiting challenging behaviour patterns• Provide person-centred culturally appropriate care
41. Are there anyhealth care skills?• Infection control• Moving aids• Personal care plans for clients• Abuse and neglect• Intellectual disability• Communication• Preventing falls• Incontinence• Hearing impairments• Patient rights• New Zealand cultural considerations• Advocacy
42. N Z Society ofDiversional Therapists• All students will become associate/student members• Code of Ethics• Annual conferences• Special education days• Associates can apply for registration as a Diversional Therapist after achieving the qualification and three years of experience. 46
43. ProgrammeExpectations • All students are expected to complete the programme • There will be regular feedback to students and a report once a semester • Students are expected to have at least 80% attendance or they will not be eligible to graduate. • Kauri Academy staff are available for any further support for any student who is struggling
44. 5. Evidence of Funds to Support Yourselffor Courses More Than Nine Months long • Access to NZ$15,000 per year (NZ$1250 per month) to cover your costs during your stay in New Zealand
45. Evidence of Funds to Support Yourself• Evidence of funds may be in the form of cash, travelers cheques, bank drafts, or a recognised credit card with enough credit. The student must have access to this funds. OR• Evidence of funds through a Sponsor - A financial undertaking can be provided by relative or a friend who is a citizen of or resident of New Zealand. No need for funds if you have a Sponsor.
46. Why NZ$15,000?• This is the estimate issued by NZ immigration on on how much you need to support yourself in one year.• NZ$15,000 / 12 months = NZ$1250 per month or NZ$312.50 per weekHow long will the money stay in the bank?You have to maintain NZ$1250 multiplied by the number of months of yourremaining stay. In other words you can withdraw up to NZ$1250 per month.
47. Will you use up all of thesefunds?• Not if you work for 20 hours a week.• At minimum wage = $13.50 x 20 = $270 per week. Net after tax (10% bracket) = $237 per week earnings• $15 per hour at 20 hours = $300 week. Net after tax (10% bracket) = $261.25 per week earnings• Immigration New Zealand estimate of living expenses per week is $312.50.
48. 6. “6th Requirement”Payment of Tuition Fees• you must show you have sufficient funds to pay the course fees once your student visa is approved in principle.• Fees must be paid in full before the visa is released.
49. Work 20 hours per weekWhile Studying• Because our programme leads to a New Zealand Qualification that qualifies for points under the Skilled Migrant Category, you can work part time for up to 20 hours per week while studying full time.• We designed our programme to allow you to have flexibility in getting a part time job. Classes are 2 and ½ days per week which leaves you with 4 and ½ consecutive days for your part time work.
50. Working While Studying• It will be practical to assume that you will be using the funds from your support fund for the first one to two months of your stay as you look for your part time job.• Remember to apply for the 20 hour work permit on your student visa application!• You should also consider the possibility of not being able to work while doing the practicum component of the programme.
51. What is the HealthcareTeam ManagementProgramme?
52. TAKE NOTE PLEASE!•This programme is NOT for any professional registrationsuch as nursing registration, occupational therapistregistartion and others.•This programme is for training to become a HealthcareAdministrator.•NZQA programme approval expected in time for theFebruary 2014 intake.
53. ProgrammeQualifications Leads to Two National qualifications: • National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Team Management) Level 5 • National Certificate in Health, Disability, and Aged Support (Core Competencies) Level 3
54. What skills andknowledge are included?• Operate professionally, ethically, and responsibly in an organisation• Recognise and respond to changes to the health and wellbeing of consumers• Describe and analyse service delivery models or approaches• Manage service plans• Describe and implement health and wellbeing strategies• Describe concepts of quality• Develop, implement and report quality objectives within the overall context of a health disability or aged care setting• Assess vocational learning.
55. Programme PathwaysEducational pathways• Include further study towards:• Bachelor in Health Science• Bachelor in Social Work• National Diploma in Social Work (level 6)• National Diploma in Youth Work (Level 6)Employment pathways• Residential care officer (Team Leader)• Disabilities Services officer• Community health worker• Family support worker• Care coordinator• Workplace assessor• Medical receptionist• Health administration
56. Entry Requirements forInternational Students• Have graduated from Kauri Academy’s Certificate in Diversional Therapy with Healthcare Core Competencies programme.OR• Be over 18 years of age• Have a current IELTS with an average of 5.5 with no band width lower than 5.0• Have a minimum of year 12/13 secondary school experience• Preferably have a tertiary degree in a related health field OR have experience in the health sector of a minimum of three years within the last six years• Have a police certificate• Skype interview with Head of Department
57. Programme Structure• The programme has 43 weeks of tuition, (class weeks, not including breaks and holidays.• There are two semesters each containing 2 modules with a two week break between semesters and a Christmas break at the end of the year.• Semester 1 has 21 weeks of tuition and semester 2 has 22 weeks of tuition.• There is 20 hours per tuition week of class or work based learning, and 12 hours per tuition week of self directed learning• The programme runs over one academic year.• 2 and ½ days per week in class. This will usually be Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday. This allows the students to work on the other days if needed.
58. ProgrammeExpectations• Students will achieve all 133 credits in the Certificate of Healthcare Team Management programme (Level 5)• Students will achieve an overall attendance of 80%
59. What about Tuition Fees and other Costs?
60. Student Fee ProtectionPolicy• Tuition Fees are put in a trust account with Public Trust in the name of the student. The school has no control over these funds• Public Trust is a government owned corporation.• Tuition is returned to student if the visa is not approved.• Tuition is returned to he student if the student withdraws from the course within 10 days from start date less any expenses incurred up to 25%.• Tuition is paid to the school on a weekly basis throughout the duration of the programme.
61. Tuition Fees and Costs Summary(in NZ$)Diversional Therapy• Course Fees $14,200.00• Enrolment Fee 300.00• Course Workbooks 345.00 TOTAL 14,845.00
62. Tuition Fees and Costs Summaryin NZ$)Healthcare Team Management (payable in2014)• Course Fees $14,200.00• Enrolment Fee 300.00• Course Workbooks 345.00 TOTAL 14,845.00
63. Course Fee includes:All tuition for classesThe use of learning resource, facilities and equipmentduring school hours or by arrangement with the tutor incharge after class hours.Fees related to processing, recording and reporting ofassessment results and related information.Limited internet access on site.Airport pickup on first arrival.GST at 15% (New Zealand tax on goods and services).
64. Other costs (approximate) not covered by Course Fees and which you mayincur:•Uniforms for Work Placement Training $170 for 2 tunics, students to provide theirown black trousers (no denims) and closed shoes•Anatomy & Physiology Textbook $100 (students may bring their own up-to-dateanatomy & physiology textbook)•Registration with the Diversional Therapy Society $60•Immigration and visa fees $230•Variation of visa conditions, if needed $140•Homestay placement fee $240•Medical insurance $600 for 24 months•Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Recognition and Transfer, if needed $50•Optional field trip costs $30 per trip•Pens, pencils, exercise books and pads $10•Photocopying for notes and assessments $15•Plane Fare: $2000
65. Tuition Fees and Other Costs Summary(Estimates in NZ$)Diversional Therapy• Course Fees $14,200.00• Enrolment Fee 300.00• Course Workbooks 345.00• Medical Insurance 300.00• Plane Fare 1,600.00• Other Costs 985.00 TOTAL 17,730.00
66. Tuition Fees and Other Costs Summary(Estimates in NZ$)Healthcare Team Management (payable in2014)• Course Fees $14,200.00• Enrolment Fee 300.00• Course Workbooks 345.00• Medical Insurance 300.00• Other Costs 985.00 TOTAL 16130.00
67. Assuming full time workafter completing one programmeAssuming Full time work at $13.50/hour (minimum wage) 13.5 x 40 hours /wk = 540 less Tax = 455.17 x 52 weeks = 23,668.84Assuming Full time work at $15/hour (minimum wage) 15 x 40 hours /wk = 600 less Tax (96.35) = 503.65 x 52 weeks = 26,189.80Assuming INZ estimated Expenses at $1250 / month x 12 = $15,000Net after living expenses (13.50/hour) $8668.84Net after living expenses (15/hour ) $11189.80