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New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (with strands in Health Assistance and Support Work)

Start Date: February 2016 Duration: 20 weeks (Full-time)
Location: Petone & Auckland   Level: 3
2016 Fee: NZ TBA International TBA Programme Code: TBA
  Credits: TBA




Ideal if you’re working, or wishing to gain employment, as a care worker for elderly, people with disabilities, or general community support. Assist those in need within the health and wellbeing sectors.

Learn how to respond to and recognise change. Choose from two strands - Health Assistance or Support Worker.

Health Assistance strand
This strand will provide employment in environments such as hospitals and rest homes.

Support Worker strand
Support those who need assistance in independant day to day living.

Programme Overview

  • Apply practical application of knowledge in workplace settings on work placement
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour
  • Understand and describe a person’s holistic health
  • Learn important communication skills

Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to attend an interview before acceptance onto the programme.

10 NCEA Level 1 credits in literacy and 10 NCEA Level 1 credits in numeracy, or an academic qualification at least equivalent to the above.

Work experience agencies may require health checks before accepting the student on a work placement. These requirements will be discussed with all potential students at their interview before acceptance onto the programme. Applicants may have to undergo a police check for entry into this programme.

If English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 5.0 with no band score lower than 5.0  is required, or equivalent, or the academic qualification was obtained in New Zealand, or at an institute where English was the language of instruction and assessment.