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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2)

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
12 weeks
Start date: 04-October-2021
New Zealand Tertiary College
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Course details


The aim of this program is the development of capable, ethical and professional Healthcare Assistants with a focus on gaining entry-level knowledge and practice within the health and wellbeing sectors including aged-care facilities, rest-homes, home-care support and hospitals. Students will understand the changing needs of their clients, and will learn to provide person-centred care under the leadership of a health professional.


  • HW201 The Responsible Healthcare Assistant
  • HW202 Individual Client Care
  • HW203 Effective Communication to Enhance Support
  • HW204 Culturally Sensitive and Safe Care
  • HW308 Health and Safety in a Healthcare Setting
  • HW200 Health and Wellbeing in Practice – Field Experience

Further study pathways

NZTC qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into higher level study.

Upon completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) you may choose to study New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Health Assistance Strand (Level 3).

Mode of learning

Online - Online is a flexible mode of learning without face-to-face attendance requirements. All study is conducted through NZTC Online. Courses are completed and assessed online, and you are part of an online learning community where you can interact with other students and lecturers through online discussion forums to assist your learning.

Entry criteria

Before being accepted into the program applicants:

  • Must declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student.
  • Are required to undertake literacy and numeracy testing.

Please note:

  • Applicants must have turned 16 years of age prior to starting the program.


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