Diploma in Community Care and Support Level 7

Diploma in Community Care and Support Level 7

  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Credits: 120
  • Campus: New Lynn, Hamilton

This qualification provides students with knowledge of the community health care and support sector and the role of the health caregiver in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It provides opportunities for students to explore the context of the health experiences of the individual, whānau/families, organisations and communities.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to work with both a geriatric and palliative care focus to enhance the holistic wellbeing of individuals, families, organisations and communities. The Diploma in Community Health Care and Support (Level 7) qualification has been designed in order to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of community health roles across the workforce. 

International Students:

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

Domestic students:

University Entrance or Successful completion of a qualification at Level 5 or above. 

Criminal Record Check, Interview and Reference are required.

English Entry Criteria                                      

IELTS Academic score of 6.0 or equivalent with no band less than 5.5 for Students whose first language is not English. 

7 papers with 120 credits

Graduates may be eligible for entry into higher level of qualifications including postgraduate diploma or above in health science related programmes in NZ universities.

Graduates will be able to seek employment in a range of work places as below:


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


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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