New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) - Health Assistance

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) - Health Assistance

Become a health assistant and have the opportunity to work in hospitals or in other areas such as personal care in retirement villages.

What you will learn

Before applying for this qualification please ensure you have read the COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
  • Apply practical application of knowledge in workplace settings on work placement
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour
  • Understand and describe a person’s holistic health
  • Learn important communication skills
  • Learn how to respond to and recognise change 

More detail about this qualification

Entry requirements

NCEA level 1 or equivalent qualification/work experience AND evidence of suitability based on an interview, health declaration, safety check under the Children’s Act 2014 and referee reports.


 * International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $924 per year of study)


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all students applying for entry to a health or social practice programme are strongly recommended to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Course related costs

Uniform polo shirt: $45
Name badge: $15
Black trousers and footwear that complies with health and safety regulations to be worn

Confirmed 2022 costs and instructions of how to order uniform etc. will be available on the School of Health Moodle page in September

How to apply

Before you start your online application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:

  • Supplementary application form
  • Referee report*
  • Verified ID
  • Verified official transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae

*Give the referee report to someone who is willing to be your referee. Ask them to complete the forms and either return to yourself (so you can upload with your application), or scan and email to within 10 days. 

Alternatively, completed applications can be printed off and:

Dropped into:
Enrolments, WelTec
21 Kensington Avenue, Petone

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) 

This programme is FREE under TTAF, covering, compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit for more information about TTAF. 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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