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

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

Course-related costs

The following costs are approximate. Further information on how and where to purchase items will be provided when 2024 costs are confirmed.

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

Entry requirements

NCEA level 1 or equivalent qualification/work experience AND evidence of suitability based on an interview, health screening, safety check and referee reports.

International: IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0), or equivalent.

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

How to apply

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

*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 emailed to or dropped into:

Enrolments, WelTec, 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone

For international applicants - please email your completed application to

Give yourself credit →

Use the knowledge you already have to fast-track your qualification. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your qualification. Start by getting in touch with us, or find out more here.

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Last updated: 22/8/2023

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