Certificate in Health Studies (Advanced) (Level 4)

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This programme is ideal preparation for further studies in health. You will gain important knowledge about health and develop a wide range of academic skills to support your future success in a tertiary environment. Completion of this qualification gives you the opportunity to apply for enrolment into the Bachelor of Health Science, selecting from a range of health pathways including nursing and midwifery. 

Course content includes:

  • Human Structure and Function: A fascinating and intriguing understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Opportunities are provided to research the functioning of the body, looking to identify and explain organisational, structural and functional components, together with describing the interrelationships of the human body systems
  • Human Development: Understanding the unique development of individuals through the lifespan. You will be introduced to theories that show how development occurs across the physical, cognitive and socioemotional domains
  • Academic research, literacy and communication skills through enquiry based learning
  • Health in New Zealand: Exploring individual, group and community health in New Zealand focussing on the impact of social and environmental determinants of health. You will have the opportunity to learn about major health issues in New Zealand along with health promotion and community development theory which aims to address these issues. You will learn about key documents which underpin health care provision, including the Treaty of Waitangi. This paper will challenge you to become more analytical in your thinking and to broaden your perspective on health and wellbeing.

What qualifications will I gain?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) 


Course Costs

New Zealand Students

Student loans and allowances are available if you meet the criteria.

Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

International Students

Tuition Fees: NZD$10,000

Course Fee: NZD$1,500

Entry Requirements

  • Domestic students must be 16 years of age or older at the time the programme commences.
  • Must have completed Year 12 and achieved NCEA level 2, or a Certificate in Health Studies (Level 3) or equivalent, or if over 20 years of age may apply for Special Admission
  • Meet the minimum requirements of the NZMA Entry Assessment and successfully attend an interview if required.
  • If english is not your first language, you will need to have achieved an IELTS level 5.5 (average) with no band lower than 5.0 (or equivalent*).
  • * Other English Tests / evidence may be approved as advised by NZQA

All our Health courses

  • Certificate in Health Studies (Level 3)

  • Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work) (Level 3)

  • Certificate in Health Studies (Advanced) (Level 4)

  • Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) - Level 4

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