NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)
No Fees under TTAF*
47 weeks part-time
Who can apply:
18 years & above , NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Royal Oak , Manukau
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Highlights of the programme

You can fit studies around work by studying part-time. Develop your leadership skills and gain advanced technical skills to support people with complex health needs. This programme paves the way for further study in related health and wellbeing settings. 

Course Fees

This is a FREE programme due to TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund) by the government in response to Covid-19 recovery. It would usually be $6,335 incl GST. For more information, please click here.   


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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Ready to take the next step in your health career and get paid more?  

Gain the skills to work as a senior support worker or caregiver in advanced, person-centred care and support services. This 47-week part-time programme will prepare you to work in a specialised dementia unit, hospice, aged residential care, hospital, home or community support setting.

Graduates with this qualification will earn $27 per hour or higher from 1 July 2021 under the Pay Equity Settlement: 

You will need to have 


  • 3 years’ experience as health worker or caregiver and  the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing level 2 (or similar) OR 
  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing at Level 3 

Detailed entry criteria: 

  • Applicants must have one of the following: 
  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3; OR 
  • A relevant Level 3 health qualification OR 
  • Evidence of work and life experience that demonstrate they can complete the programme of study successfully. This would include at least three years working in a health care role in an aged care, hospital or disability setting and having the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 2 or a similar qualification. 

English Literacy, Numeracy and Computer Literacy Requirements 

To be enrolled into this programme, applicants are required to demonstrate their ability in English literacy, numeracy and computer literacy. If not evidenced through prior learning or if English is a second language, students may be required to complete an assessment to ascertain levels of ability in these areas. 

Additional requirements 

You will be interviewed to confirm your suitability and readiness to work safely with people with complex health needs.  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. 


Future Skills recognises the importance of recruiting and training Māori 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. 

Graduates of this qualification may be employed as senior health care workers, senior care givers or in a role with similar responsibilities in hospices or specialised dementia units, aged residential care, hospitals or home and community support settings. 

The course fees for this programme are $6,215 incl GST. However, due to TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund) by the government in response to Covid-19 recovery, this programme will be free. For more information, please click here.

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

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

* TTAF refers to Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund

On completion of this programme, you may further your studies in related health and wellbeing settings, such as the New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Practice/Applied Practice) (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Ambulance Practice (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5), or in leadership and management, such as New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5). 

This is a 120 credit programme and contains the following courses:

Programme courses

Communicate in a culturally appropriate and effective manner.

15 credits

Manage risk identification and safety

15 credits

Client support strategies and cultural safety.  

15 credits

Work in a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

15 credits

Leadership Skills

15 credits

Long-term health and wellbeing conditions or disabilities.

15 credits

Advanced support and care for clients with health conditions.

10 credits

Clinical Practice

20 credits

This programme runs over 34 weeks with a 2 week break in weeks 17 and 18. The programme consists of 200 clinical work experience hours.