Social and Community Health

(Level 4)

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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
33 WeeksOpen to international studentsStudy from home option

Are you interested in improving the health and well-being of your community?     

In this course, you will learn about Aotearoa’s health and well-being sector, then focus on gaining the knowledge and skills to become an effective community health worker. You'll learn how to work with people from diverse backgrounds, collaborate with your colleagues, and meet the needs of people with community service needs.  

On Campus: You’ll experience a unique combination of practical on-campus learning and flexible learning from home. This means you'll have the choice to work and study at the same time if you choose.

Online: You'll need to be working or volunteering with a registered healthcare provider to take advantage of our online study option. This will help you advance your skills while you continue to work, giving you the flexibility, tools and resources to learn anytime, anywhere at your own pace.

You'll also gain industry experience at a healthcare provider as part of your training.

  • You will learn:

  • Aotearoa’s Community health work practices.

  • About the importance of communication and cultural identity.

  • Tikanga and hauora Māori.

  • How to engage and communicate with Tangata, family and/or whānau.

  • To apply knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  • Develop your leadership and self-care skills.

  • How to contribute to safety and quality in a healthcare organisation.

  • Reflection on the impacts of the wider health and wellbeing sectors.

Course start dates

We’ve filled our 2024 online intakes due to overwhelming interest. Choose to study in-person for our July intake, or stay tuned to our website for the release of 2025 dates which are coming soon.


621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Jul 22, 2024
Oct 7, 2024


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

Jul 22, 2024

Auckland Central

100 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

Jul 22, 2024
Feb 10, 2025


1 Prosser Street, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, Wellington

Jul 29, 2024
Aug 12, 2024


Study from anywhere in NZ.

Aug 26, 2024


85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

Oct 7, 2024

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