Entry criteria – Diploma in WRM

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Entry criteria - Diploma in wellness and relaxation massage

To be accepted on to the Wellpark college Massage Programme, Applicants must meet the following criteria

  • Be 18 years of age prior to commencing the selected qualification.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • For students with English as a second language, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in any band if English is required prior to commencing the selected qualification.
  • Preferably, have passed NCEA Level 2.
  • A current First Aid Certificate (see below).
  • Undergo Police Vetting check (see below)

All students will be interviewed as part of the entry and selection process in order to discuss programme requirements and determine suitability for the programme. Students submit a written response to selected questions with their application. The applicant will clearly state reasons for wanting to study on the programme and eventually work in the profession. The Programme Leader has the discretionary right to decline a student a place if s/he thinks the applicant is unsuitable or unlikely to succeed with the selected programme of study. During the interview, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate the qualities required of an allied health practitioner, such as interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, respect for people and regulations.
  • Guarantee access to suitable digital devices and the Internet with basic digital literacy, time management and study skills.
  • Have no communicable diseases, physical or psychological impairments which may adversely affect your ability to undertake a programme of study or work with people in a clinical setting.
  • If pregnant during the study, obtain written approval from Lead Maternity Carer to participate

Students are required to complete a recognised workplace First Aid Certificate (NZQA Unit Standards 26551 and 26552).prior to starting the programme as part of their Wellpark course of study. For this, students should enrol in a course run by an approved first aid provider. Students who do not have an appropriate certificate will undertake a First Aid course conducted on campus by an approved provider during the orientation week (immediately before classes start). Typical fees for first aid training are $200 + GST and should be paid directly to the provider.

International students, please refer to the international student’s page of the prospectus, visit our website or contact the International Student Director

All Wellpark College of Natural Therapy students require a Police Vetting Check prior to the start of their academic year. Passing this Police Vetting Check is the standard requisite for health professionals working with the public, such as vulnerable populations. A police vet is a search of the NZ Police database for information held about a person. It provides criminal history and any other information held by Police about any dealings the individual has had with the Police. Typical fees for Police Vetting Check are $10.00 and should be paid directly to the provider.

Wellpark College subscribes to the principles of human rights and equal opportunity in education and the Human Rights Act 1993. No individual will be assessed for entry on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, or race.

Candidates should consider that they will be studying at tertiary level and need to be able to plan academic studies, study independently, structure ideas, complete assessment work on time and have good verbal and written communication skills