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NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) Level 4

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study



30 weeks

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Earn more while doing what you love. Supercharge your health career with Ignite Colleges’ Healthcare Level 4 programme. With a great blend of practical work and theory, plus a 200 hour clinical placement, you’ll be in hot demand with employers once you graduate.

What will I learn?

Gain the skills and experience you need to work as a healthcare assistant, senior caregiver or senior support worker in hospices or specialised dementia units.

You will cover:

  • Risk management plans
  • Models of service delivery
  • Providing support to those with complex needs (e.g. dementia, palliative care)
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Self-reflection and peer mentoring
  • 200 hours of work experience

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Well-being (Advanced Support) Level 4

Where will this take me?

With this qualification you can apply for a wide range of well-paid healthcare roles including District Health Board positions. Alternatively, you can pathway into further nursing and healthcare studies. Either way you’ll stand out from the crowd by having trained at Ignite Colleges!

Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities for healthcare support workers are good, thanks primarily to New Zealand’s aging population, and the increasing demand this is putting on our healthcare services. And while many care workers are employed in hospitals and nursing homes, there are also excellent opportunities in private home care companies, specialist care providers, church and welfare-based trusts, and home support services run by District Health Boards (DHBs).

Entry-level roles in the health sector include:

  • caregiver
  • healthcare assistant
  • home care support worker
  • hospital orderly
  • nurse aide
  • nursing support and care worker
  • personal care assistant

Entry criteria

This is an ideal programme if you are 16 years or older and want to provide advanced support to a person with complex needs or family/whanau.

For distance learning: If you are 16 years or older, already working in the healthcare sector and keen to upskill, this programme will enable you to provide advanced support to a person or family/whanau with complex needs.

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