Course Overview

* This course has had a significant fee reduction, please refer to the indicative fees below.

Do you love helping people and want better job security?

Health care is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and this qualification will give you the skills and confidence to step into it. This course equips you with the core skills you need to provide quality care.

It’s an ideal course for people wanting to enter the health care sector, or for health care workers already working in the industry who want to upskill.

Over 36 weeks, you’ll cover topics including; the human body, leadership and communication in health, professional practice, community wellness and the New Zealand health system. 

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)
Locations Rotorua, Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

36 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Study face-to-face on campus at set times plus online learning
Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $1,514 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Working in hospices, specialised dementia units, aged residential care or home and community support settings, as a:

  • health care assistant
  • senior caregiver
  • senior health care assistant
  • senior support worker

Topics you'll cover

  • BIOL4005: The Human Body
  • HUMW4013: Case Management
  • HUMW4015: Professional Practice
  • HUMW4016: Leadership and Communication in Health

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $1,514 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.

Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must have:

  • completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) in Health Assistance or Support Work strand; OR
  • an equivalent qualification or experience in the health and wellbeing sectors.
  • Current work employment within the health care industry 

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:

NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2; OR

Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.

English language requirements

Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 29 Jul 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 29 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 36 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Study face-to-face on campus at set times plus online learning

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Further Study Options

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