New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) [Community Health Work]

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) [Community Health Work]

Become a community health worker in well child tamariki ora. Develop skills in building relationships, leadership and cultural inclusivity. This qualification is for those working in the industry and is delivered in partnership with Plunket.

Flexible study options

The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) uses blended learning methods for delivery that combines face to face, online delivery and work-integrated learning. Workplace hours are a minimum of 18 hours per week and independent study is approximately nine hours per week.

More detail about this qualification

Entry requirements

Domestic

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent. Employment or voluntary work in related field for a minimum of three days/week.
Evidence of suitability based on employer’s support/referees and safety checks, to meet relevant legislation.

International 

Proven equivalence for Domestic Entry Requirements plus IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with no band score lower than 5.5.**

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

COVID-19

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

This programme is delivered in partnership with the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. Please contact maureen.gibson@plunket.org.nz to register your interest in the next available offering.

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 tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF. 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia.

From 2023, Whitireia and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by Whitireia 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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