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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4)

This course is available


Level of Study



22 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jun 2023


New Zealand Tertiary College


The aim of this program is to develop collaborative advanced Healthcare Assistants who are active contributors within their teams and wider work places. Students will become leaders in their fields, leading themselves and others towards providing advanced, person-centred care, positive organisational change, and improving the quality of care for clients with complex needs.


  • HW401 Collaboration in Healthcare
  • HW402 The Valued Healthcare Assistant
  • HW403 Person-Centred Care 2
  • HW404 Health Conditions 2
  • HW405 The Client's Voice
  • HW406 Culturally Appropriate and Safe Care
  • HW407 Leadership in Healthcare
  • HW408 Risk Management and Safety
  • HW511 Medication in Aged Care (Elective)
  • HW512 Dementia Care (Elective)
  • HW513 Palliative Care (Elective)
  • HW410 Health and Wellbeing in Practice 2

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.

You may be eligible to apply for programs beyond NZTC including:

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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 have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Health Assistance Strand (Level 3) or equivalent
  • Must declare any physical or learning disability, or diverse needs that may impact on your performance as a student.

Please note:

  • Applicants must have turned 16 years of age prior to starting the program.
  • Applicants with English as an additional language are required to provide proof of their English language competency.

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