All Ages

NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work Strand) (Dementia Care) (Level 3)


Looking to enter the field of dementia care? Or, perhaps you already have some experience but are keen to get qualified? Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a dementia support worker.

Learn to safely support a person with dementia which maximises their independence.

Join this programme now and make a difference in the lives of others! 

Call us on 0800 888 001 to find out more about scholarships.

*Conditions apply

  • You will preferably have achieved a foundation health related qualification at level 2 
  • Students without the level 2 qualification will need to have some experience working with others in a health related context. This may be experience with your whanau, or as a volunteer, or peer support person
  • You will be interviewed to assess your suitability and readiness to work safely with consumers/tangata whai ora in the sector and you will need to give permission for us to complete a police vet
  • You may be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to acceptance and all students will be assessed following enrolment
  • You may also be assessed on your English language speaking and listening skills, if English is your second language
  • Students will be selected in order of application

Options for further study include:

  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Advanced Support) or
  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) (Social and Community Services)

Graduates of this programme will be capable of working under limited supervision under the guidance of health professionals and/or to personal plans in a support worker role in a rest home, aged care hospital or community - home care setting.

This indicative course fees for this programme are $3,470 incl. GST


Student loans and allowances will be available for those who meet the StudyLink criteria pending NZQA and TEC approval.

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

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