New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing
(Support Work Strand)

Level 3

Certificate in Health

The purpose of this programme is to provide passionate learners with the foundational knowledge and skills required to practice person-centred support in a residential care facility or a home-based support setting in the health and wellbeing sector.

Learners of this programme may already work in the health and wellbeing sector, but are interested in gaining a formal certificate qualification by expanding their experience. This programme is also targeted towards those who are eager to take the first step in pursuing a career in the health and wellbeing sector.

This programme is composed of theory, placement, and self-directed study, and will provide the community health and wellbeing sector with graduates who are informed, competent and socio-culturally aware.

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Course Content:
  • Professional practice

  • Health, safety and security

  • Person-centred approach

  • Support to maximise independence

  • Response to changes

Duration and Hours:
  • 22 weeks (including one week break)

  • Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 2pm

Employment Opportunities:
  • Disability support

  • Aged support

 
Education Pathway:
Students may proceed to further study in:
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4) [Ref: 4108], or
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community services) (Level 4), in Integrated Practice (Family and Whānau Harm) or in leadership and management.
 
Entry Requirements:
 
Domestic Students

  • Must be 16 years of age or older

  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • Must hold a qualification in Healthcare or equivalent; OR have a keen interest in Healthcare and successfully attend an interview

  • Must have a satisfactory report from New Zealand Police vetting system if in New Zealand; students must complete the form to authorise Skill New Zealand to apply for this report

International Students
  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must have a NZCEL Level 3 General, Workplace or Academic or IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5

  •  Must hold a qualification in Healthcare or equivalent; OR have a keen interest in Healthcare and successfully attend an interview

  • Must have a satisfactory report from New Zealand Police vetting system if in New Zealand; students must complete the form to authorise Skill New Zealand to apply for this report