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New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing Applied Practice (Level 5)

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43 weeks

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The purpose of this programme is to produce knowledgeable graduates and equip them with the advanced skills required to practice as professionals in the health and wellbeing sector, and in particular, the disability and mental health sub-fields. This programme is combined with the Certificate (Level 4) programme to ensure that learners experience in-class theory, practical work-based learning, and training protocols to prepare them for work in the health and wellbeing sector.

This programme is open to learners who do not have any experience or qualifications, as well as those who are already working in the health and wellbeing sector but are looking to advance their skills and sharpen their knowledge.

Learners will study and apply advanced practice skills, abilities and knowledge in the focused sub-fields of disability and mental health which will qualify graduates to work independently with clients in residential, community and hospital care contexts.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practices) may be employed in:

Consumer Advocate

Disability Practice


Social Services


Mental Health Support worker

Youth Worker

Residential/Community Worker

Disability Support Worker

Iwi Services

Education Pathway:

New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6).

Entry criteria

  • Must be 18 years of age or over.
  • A minimum of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, preferably in biology.
  • Applicants must have a good command of the English language.
  • Must undergo an interview to confirm their suitability for the programme.
  • A minimum overall IELTS score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

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