New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services)

New Zealand Management Academies Limited

Subject area

Community Client Care



33 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health and wellbeing sector with people who have the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work alongside people, family and/or whānau accessing social and community services.

This is an entry-level qualification targeted at people already working in, or those who intend to be employed in or develop a career in supporting the health and wellbeing of people, family and/or whānau, and the wider community.

The qualification includes five strands which recognise the specialist skills and knowledge required of people working in various roles within social and community services.

Graduates will benefit by gaining a qualification that recognises their ability to support people family and/or whānau accessing social and community services within the health and wellbeing sector and a pathway to further qualifications.

Graduates will be capable of working in a self-managed capacity under broad guidance.

This qualification is not associated with professional registration or a clinical scope of practice.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

The Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) is open to those who have met the specified entry requirements below. Akonga must: Have a satisfactory fit and proper person check that will include a Police vet, as required for placement in the health and wellbeing sector. (If the programme begins before the report has been received from the New Zealand Police, students may begin the programme but will be informed that they may not attend any practical experience at a health care provider until an acceptable New Zealand Police vet has been received by NZMA) Be a minimum of 17 years of age International applicants must be 18 years of age or older; and have a general or academic IELTS score of 5-5 with no band below 5 or equivalent under Rule 18. Students who enrol in the online programme will need: Access to a computer with prescribed basic hardware requirements as per marketing material, a microphone, and a reliable internet connection

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


33 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,024 $6,024
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,689 $5,689
Total $11,713 $11,713

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 309 7802
Fax: (09) 2701269

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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