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

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

Become a caregiver or support worker with this health and wellbeing - support work programme. Focus on supporting those who need assistance in day-to-day living. Ideal for working as a carer for those with an illness, disability or mental illness.

Programme outline

Before applying for this qualification please ensure you have read the COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

This Level 3 Certificate is a full-time 17-week programme which is offered twice a year at the Petone campus.  

What you will learn

  • 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 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.

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

*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 Ave, 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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