New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance Strand

Other - 16 September 2024

New Zealand Tertiary College

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 3
NZQA Credits: 70
Learning Style: Mixed Online / In-Person Learning
22 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
15 April 2025

This qualification is designed for learners who want to gain further skills and knowledge to be used in the health and wellbeing sectors as a healthcare assistant. This programme provides learners with skills towards working providing client-focussed care in a range of setting under the leadership of a health professional, and is a parthway to more advanced Health and Wellbeing Assistance training.

The aim of this program is to develop professional, ethical and highly capable Healthcare Assistants who have a strong foundation of knowledge and practice. Students will become responsive to the changing needs of their clients, and be able to provide outstanding person-centred care under the leadership of a health professional.

Blended Learning/Online - Undergraduate Programs

Students undertaking the Blended Learning or Online mode of study, which includes all ECE qualifications apart from our postgraduate ECE qualifications, are able to start on any Monday during the year except when the Monday falls in the Christmas holiday break of the college. These students will be provided with program start and finish dates when their program start date has been determined. Program start dates for Blended Learning or Online students can only be determined when the student has met the conditions of their enrolment which includes Approval in Principle for their visa to study where applicable.

Blended Learning and Online students will not be provided with vacation breaks unless their study falls over the Christmas break period when NZTC cannot fully support their study. NZTC does not issue vacation periods after study has been completed.

Level 2, 1 Marewa Road, Greenlane, Auckland 1051

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance Strand

Before being accepted into the program applicants:

  • 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.

Fees Free

If you are a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident and new to tertiary study then you might be eligible to receive your first year of study for free. The New Zealand government will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for the first 120 credits – the equivalent of one year of full-time study. To see if you are eligible, visit their website at


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