What student type are you?
Are you a New Zealand resident or international student? If you’re a New Zealander or citizen please use Domestic enrolment. If you live outside of New Zealand or are not a Resident or citizen or hold a visa to work and study in New Zealand, use International enrolment.
New Zealand has a strong demand for key staff in the healthcare sector. Our rigorous Diploma in Community Healthcare and Support will give you solid competency and key knowledge required for work and career opportunities within the specialised field of the New Zealand healthcare industry. With work placement provided at the end of the programme, you will be work ready and able to apply your technical skillset in palliative and aged care, rehabilitation, health promotion and primary health care.
This programme will also prepare you for further studies in the Healthcare and aged care sector or prepare you for the workplace with pay parity starting at $25.50 per hour.
Study this programme for FREE under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF). Click here
for more information. The TTAF fund will cover fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022.
What you can learn
- Primary Healthcare
- Professional Practice and Legislation
- Research for Healthcare Practice
- Geriatric Care
- Palliative Care
- Industry Work Placement
- Minimum of a Level 5 qualification or above
- A compulsory criminal record check
- Recommended minimum of Step 4 Literacy and Step 5 Numeracy on the Adult Learning Progressions or equivalent
- An interview and a short statement of intent on why the learner wishes to pursue a Healthcare qualification
- English Requirement (International students): IELTS academic score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or NZCEL Level 4 (Academic) qualification or other NZQA approved criteria.
If you require assistance in gaining the correct English Language proficiency, please visit our sister school, Seafield School of English.
This programme requires students to have access to a laptop/desktop that can connect to the internet with a web browser and a required minimum screen size of 10 inches. For device specifications, please talk to your Course Advisor.
*Conditions apply - get in contact with us to discuss. For more information about Youth Guarantee and Fees-Free, click here
Graduates of the Diploma in Community Health Care and Support (Level 7) will be able to seek employment in a range of workplaces.
Geriatric: retirement villages; rest homes; in home services; elderly care organisations; acupuncture clinics; massage and reflexology clinics.
Palliative: hospice; rest Homes, in-home services; retirement villages; elderly care organisations
- Community Healthcare Worker
- Health Educator
- Support Worker
- ACC Case and Claims Officer
- Health Promotion Officer
- Aged Care Sector
- Health Organisation
- Personal Care Assistant
What people say about us
"During my studies, I learnt how the health system in New Zealand works and operates. I also learnt a range of skills which helped me transition into employment after graduation."