NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Caregiving) (Level 2)
15 weeks
Who can apply:
18 years & above , NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Royal Oak , Manukau
Next Intake:
First Monday of the month
Highlights of the programme

You can become a Caregiver in only 15 weeks in this free programme. Make a positive change in the community.  

Course Fees

This is a FREE programme.


Student loans and allowances are available for students who meet the StudyLink criteria. 

Find out if you are eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit

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Do you want to nurture the health and wellbeing of members of your community?  

With this programme you will gain an entry level qualification to become a support worker in health, nursing, disability and aged care.The 15-week programme is a combination of class time and work experience. 

Gain a Level 2 qualification in 15 weeks:

  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2)
  • No school qualifications are required but you may be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. If English is your second language you may also be assessed on your English language speaking and listening skills.
  • You must be eligible for TEC L1/L2 funding, if your place on the programme is fully funded by TEC.
  • You will be interviewed to confirm your suitability and readiness to work safely with health consumers / tangata whai ora.  This programme includes a practicum placement in a health setting working with vulnerable adults.  If you have criminal convictions or charges pending you are unlikely to be accepted into the programme. You must declare all criminal convictions, pending charges or pending convictions, and give permission for a police check to be completed.   Your enrolment will be confirmed after the Police vetting report is provided to Future Skills and no matters of concern are identified. 
  • All applicants are assessed to ensure they are a fit and proper person to work with vulnerable adults in the health and wellbeing sector. Applicants must give consent for NZ Police vetting as part of the fit and proper person assessment.  Employees and volunteers within the sector may be required to undergo further and ongoing checks to confirm they remain a fit and proper person.
  • Applications are accepted all year. Students will be selected in order of application.
  • Future Skills recognises the importance of recruiting and training Maori and Pasifika for the health workforce.    Future Skills’ recruitment strategies are designed to actively encourage these groups to participate in training, and the delivery of the programme is designed to welcome and value the cultural knowledge and life experience that these learners bring.

There is no direct progression pathway. Please contact our Student Services team to discuss study options open to you at Future Skills. 

This programme will prepare you to work as a support worker in residential or home-based care in: 

  • Aged care services 
  • Child and adult disability services 
  • Intellectual disability services 
  • Mental health services (with further study) 
  • Aged care dementia services (with further study) 

This is a free programme. There are no course fees.

Student loans and allowances are available for students who meet the StudyLink criteria.

Find out if you are eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit