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

Other - 29 October 2024

New Zealand Tertiary College

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 4
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: Mixed Online / In-Person Learning
Start Date:
End Date:
28 October 2025

This qualification is designed for learners with some experience in health and wellbeing assistance who want to upskill in providing healthcare to others. These skills include providing care to people with complex needs, observing and responding to changes in health, planning and risk management in healthcare, and leadership. This practical programme enables learners to enter the workforce as an advanced healthcare support worker or progress into further study.

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.

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.

573 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

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

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.

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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