Diploma in Health Care Level 7

Diploma in Health Care Level 7

  • Duration: 34 Weeks
  • Credits: 120
  • Campus: City Campus, Avondale

The aim of the programme is to develop non-clinical health professionals who are able to work in holistic perspective to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families, organisations and communities with specific emphasis on the needs of geriatric and palliative care clients.

Graduates of this programme will also develop skills and knowledge enabling them to work with diverse communities, be able to understand and work with specific needs, values and world views in order to reduce inequities and improve health outcomes for all.

The following minimum criteria apply to this programme:

Academic Criteria

  • University Entrance as specified on the NZQA website (http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/),




  • successful completion of a qualification at level 4 or above.


English Entry Criteria (International Students)

English Language Requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5 or a completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the academic endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcomes as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.   http://www/nzqa.govt.nz/assets/About-us/Our-role/Rules/Prog-App-Accred-Rules-2015.pdf

  • Minimum of Level 5 Diploma in Health or associated field and one year work experience; or a Level 6 and above of any discipline.        

7 papers with 120 credits

Graduates of the Diploma in Health Care (Level 7) may be eligible for entry into a variety of further tertiary programmes relating to this field of study.

Graduates of the Diploma in Health Care (Level 7) will be able to seek employment in a range of workplaces.

Geriatric :Retirement Villages; Rest Homes; Hospitals; In Home services; Elderly Care Organisations; Acupuncture Clinics; Massage and Reflexology clinics.

Palliative : Hospice; Rest Homes, In-Home services; Retirement Villages; Elderly Care Organisations.

HLTH6001 Primary Health Care

HLTH6002 Rehabilitation

HLTH7001 Professional Practice and Legislation

HLTH7002 Research for Health Care Practice

HLTH7003 Geriatric Care

HLTH7004 Palliative Care – Tiakina Maioha

HLTH7005 Work Placement


International: $16,500

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