NZ Certificate in Health

& Wellbeing

Support Worker Strand L3

Help meet the growing demand for qualified care professionals.

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Programme Information

This course is delivered from the following site:

  • HLC Levin Campus

This qualification is designed to give you transferable skills and knowledge valued across the health and wellbeing sector, including specific skills needed to work as a Health Assistant or Support Worker. It covers interpersonal communication (with clients, their whanau and other professionals), medication administration, infection prevention and control, socio-cultural diversity, health legislation and understanding human needs to form a holistic approach to care.

When you graduate you'll be capable of working under limited supervision under the guidance of health professionals and/or to personal plans.


On successful completion of the course students will receive:

  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Worker Strand) Level 3

  • First Aid Certificate




28 January 2019 - 28 July 2019

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Benefit from hands-on learning with a work placement

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour

  • Understand and describe a person's holistic health

  • Learn important communication skills

  • Learn from tutors who have worked in the field

  • Help people be more independent

  • Entry Requirements

This programme is open entry.

Where to from here?

As New Zealand's aged population grows, employment opportunities in residential facilities and in the community are increasing significantly. This certificate meets the needs of new legislation requiring workers in care roles to be qualified and accredited. If you graduate with the Health Assistance strand, you can work as a healthcare assistant in areas such as acute care, primary care, aged residential care and therapeutic programmes. If you graduate with the Support Work strand you may be employed in a range of community roles supporting the elderly or people with disabilities to maximise their independence.

This course leads on to the Level 4 Health and Wellbeing (Support Worker Strand) course.

This programme is run in partnership with UCOL.