New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support)

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Community Client Care


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Entry requirements

Programmes leading to this qualification must adhere to and be consistent with any ethical, legislative, codes of rights or contractual requirements to which the industry or roles is subject.
Applicants for this qualification must provide evidence of holding the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) [Ref: 2470] or an equivalent qualification, or experience in the health and wellbeing sectors.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to recognise the skills and knowledge required to provide advanced person-centred and/or relationship-centred care and support for a person with complex needs, and their whānau and/or family.

This qualification is targeted at individuals who have significant experience in a health or wellbeing setting and who are looking to gain the additional knowledge and skills required to provide person-centred/ relationship-centred care and support to a person with complex needs, and have the leadership capabilities and technical skills that can be demonstrated in the workplace.

The graduates will benefit by gaining recognition of transferable skills and knowledge valued across the health and wellbeing sectors and the specific skills and knowledge required to perform a role within these sectors.

The community will benefit through the provision of high quality health and wellbeing services by individuals who are trained to support people, their whānau and/or family, and the wider community.

Graduates will be capable of working under broad guidance and may have some responsibility for the performance of others.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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