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

Graduates from this programme will benefit the greater health and wellbeing sector through gaining recognition of transferable skills and knowledge which are valued across the health and wellbeing sector. Part time with day or evening classes available. Fees Free for eligible learners*.
*Eligibility criteria applies.

Key Info


Level 3


40 weeks part time


70 (unit standard based)


NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident


Kelston, Papakura, Mangere, Christchurch, Tauranga


Fees free for eligible domestic students

Course Details

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Intake Dates


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Start Date: Monday 24th of August 2021. Class Timings: Tuesday 9.00am-4.30pm. Duration: 40 weeks.


Start Date: Thursday 26th of August 2021. Class Timings: Monday & Thursday 5.00pm-8.30pm. Duration: 40 weeks.

North Shore

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Start Date: Monday 31st of August 2021. Class Timings: Tuesday 10.00am-5.30pm. Duration: 40 weeks.


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What are the benefits

This programme is very practical and supports students with gaining the core skills required to work in aged care such as providing personal cares, supporting with moving and positioning, identifying and reducing risks, and understanding the diseases commonly associated with ageing and disabilities.

Students gain the knowledge and confidence to interact, assess, review and understand the clients they are caring for. They also gain an understanding of the professional level of care required to work in a health and wellbeing setting, and how to empower their clients to maximise their independence and improve their quality of life. Through specific observations students will learn how to assess client’s needs, design interventions, and provide care delivery to best meet the holistic needs of the client and their whanau.

Study can be undertaken either full-time or part-time, allowing for flexible study around your work and home commitments.

Students testimonials

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On the course we were lucky to have an extremely knowledgeable and experienced tutor who made classes thought provoking and enjoyable. Attending this course has been a positive experience that will be of continued benefit to me in the future."


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