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Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) - Social Services

STARTS: February 2023
Timaru; Madras Street

Help individuals and families to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students until 31 December 2022. Find out more >

This programme is designed to equip you to work effectively as a social support worker in the health and wellbeing sector.

You'll acquire skills in the areas of family violence support and prevention, social justice advocacy, community development and refugee support, and learn how to engage and communicate with people in a way that respects their socio-cultural identity. During the programme you’ll also develop your capabilities in the areas of self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership.

As part of your studies, you’ll undertake 200 hours of workplace practice, giving you hands-on experience in addiction and mental health settings that will prepare you well for employment.

Due to the popularity of this programme, applications for the Christchurch intakes for 2022 are now closed (however, places are still available for the August 2022 intake in Timaru). Any applications received for Christchurch will be considered for 2023.

Check out the Health and Wellbeing FAQ's on the right

Part-time up to 4 years.

Fees for 2022

International Fee
$23,656 per year
International Insurance
$553 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year

10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits

Or New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation(Level 3) Ara Support Work and Social Work Pathway or equivalent).

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

In addition you need to:

Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s).

  • Consent to Disclosure of Information. Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on your placement.
  • you may need to attend an interview if you meet academic entry criteria

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social & Community Services) (Social Services Strand)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Help individuals and families to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2992
Next Starts February 2023
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 120
Level 4
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2992-SOCI

Fees for 2022

International Fee
$23,656 per year
International Insurance
$553 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year
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Social Services - NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing - Feb 2023 - Timaru
Start date: 13 February 2023
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Social Services - NZ Certificate in Health & Wellbeing - Feb 2023 - Christchurch
Start date: 13 February 2023
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you need to:

Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s).

  • Consent to Disclosure of Information. Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on your placement.
  • you may need to attend an interview if you meet academic entry criteria

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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