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NZ Certificate in
Health and Well-being

Level 3, Fees-Free*

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Start date
New Lynn
23 weeks
Study option
Full time study only.
Domestic: $3,033
Fees-Free* for NZ Domestic students.
*Conditions apply. Available to NZ Citizens, Residents and PR holders only.
← Previous programme: NZ Certificate in Health and
Next programme: Diploma in Community Healthcare and Support →
Want to further develop your skills in the healthcare and aged care sector? This short Healthcare programme will help you develop your skills to work in a holistic manner as a non-clinical health support worker. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide a high level of care to enhance the general well-being of people, families and communities. This programme will also prepare you for further studies in the Healthcare and aged care sector or prepare you for the workplace with pay starting at $23.00.

What you can learn

Aging and palliative Care
Introductory knowledge of the aging process and how it affects one’s lifestyle and well-being over time. Learn how to support requirements for palliative care as well as caring for the aged. You will also cover signs of abuse and appropriate responses to these.

Equipment and safety practices
Learn the correct procedures to be followed when moving people and assist people using assistive equipment. Knowledge of workplace health and safety practices are covered. The holistic needs of the people requiring support are discussed together with how these might be met.

Professional and cultural aspects
Develop an understanding into aspects of supporting Māori in a health or well-being environment, including Māori operating principles and values and the relationship between them. Professional and ethical behaviour is discussed, and you'll be provided with an introduction to human anatomy and physiology.

In the workplace
How to apply and develop the skills and knowledge you've acquired in a supervised workplace setting.

Entry requirements

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.

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Download one of our Study Guides or get in touch with one of our team members at NZSE.
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*Conditions apply - get in contact with us to discuss. For more information about Youth Guarantee and Fees-Free, click here.

Employment opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment, in the Healthcare and Wellbeing sector. These may include:

What people say about us

"I learnt a lot during my Certificate in Healthcare and Well-being, including how to help and support clients. I also enjoyed learning about the Maori culture and it’s importance."

Malo Sione Lakisa

Healthcare Graduate