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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3




12 Weeks

About the Course

Programme Start Dates

Monday 22 April 2024 (applications close 15 April) * date change from 8 April

Monday 17 June 2024 (applications close 10 June)

Monday 2 September 2024 (applications close 26 August)

Note: all intake dates are subject to change depending on number of enrolments

Tuition Fee

New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents - $3,070.00 (Kalandra Scholarships available)

Work Visa Holders - $4000 (can be paid by instalments)

Note: Conditions apply to the following for NZ citizens/permanent residents.

Fees free maybe available please check the website

Student loans and allowances maybe available please check the website

Programme Overview

  • NZQF: Level 3

  • Total credits: 71

  • Delivery length: 31 weeks (including 2 holiday weeks)

  • Total learning hours: 710

  • Directed online learning: 20 hours per week. The programme is delivered ONLINE with no time off work required. Students are provided with an individual learning plan and are supported throughout their study by experienced lecturers.

  • Work placement: Clinical hours in own place of work (as appropriate). A minimum of 5 hours per week.

    At successful completion of the Certificate in Health Assistance (Level 3) students will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with a strand Healthcare Assistance.

Programme Pathways

  • Employment Pathways: NZ Government Career Pathways Information

  • Graduates can be employed in roles such as:

  • Health Care Assistant – Aged Care, Primary and Acute Care, Therapeutic Programme Care.

  • Community Support Worker.

  • Medical Practice Assistant, Dental Assistant.

  • Homecare Support Worker / Caregiver.

  • Hospital Orderly.

  • Education Pathways: Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Health Assistance (Level 3), with strands in Palliative Care, Physical Disability Support, Intellectual Disability Support, Community Care, and Mental Health Support, have met the requirements for entry into the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with a strand in Mental Health and Addiction. It may lead on to further study in related health and wellbeing contexts such as the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4), or in leadership and management.

Entry Criteria

  • New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident/Resident Visa holders:

  • Must be currently employed in the Healthcare sector as a Health Care Assistant or in a similar capacity.

  • The learner holds the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) or the equivalent qualification or minimum 6 months health care work experience.

  • Physically able to do the job.

  • Willingness to work with the older person.

  • Has the ability to complete course work and assignments, online.

Work Visa Holders (classed as International Students):

As per above, PLUS

English Language Certification: General or Academic IELTS 5.0 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or an equivalent internationally recognised test. Certification must be no more than 2 years old and from one test.

Support of your employer, to study this programme.

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