Comprehensive Care of the Vulnerable Person

Comprehensive Care of the Vulnerable Person


Programme Overview:

In response to the changing dynamics of learning, this certificate is online and learner led with a lecturer available for support as required. Using digital means, the learners can watch clinical skill sessions and then practice these during their clinical placement. Workplace experience (unpaid internship) is arranged by the learner but must be approved by Kalandra staff (prior to commencement).

Graduates of this certificate will gain transferable skills and knowledge related to basic physiological, safety and belongingness needs of persons in health & wellbeing settings. Graduates will have an understanding of their role, responsibilities and obligations and their duty of protection and care of the vulnerable person as well as knowledge of the practical skills required to care for the vulnerable person on a daily basis.



  • Online and Learner Led
  • Students must pass two written assessments and a number of short answer quizzes
  • Students must undertake a minimum of 100 hours of clinical placement in an appropriate facility
  • 5 Modules
    • Professionalism
    • Clinical skills
    • Person Centred Care
    • Care skills
    • Advanced Care 

Approximately 40 hours of learning per module.


Recommended Entry Criteria:

  • 18 years of age and over
  • IELTs academic overall band score of 5.5 (no band lower than 5) or recognised equivalent
  • Clear criminal check
  • Physically able and willing to work with the vulnerable person



This certificate is equivalent to the New Zealand Level 3 so can be used as entry to the Kalandra Level 4 Hybrid programme or the Face to face programme.



$1000 NZD (full payment up front - upon invoice)

This programme is NOT NZQA Approved.


How to apply:

1. Complete enrolment form

2. Email form and copy of your passport and English test to 

3. Application will be reviewed and an invoice will be provided upon acceptance

4. Access to programme available within 24 hours of full payment. 

If you are using an agent please ensure agents name is identifiable. 

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