Course details

FREE | NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support ) [Level 4]
Domestic tuition $960 per year
NZQF Level 4

About the course

Feel Good About Your Career Choice

Do you want to further develop the skills to enable you to enable others?

In this certificate you will further develop knowledge and skills to provide advanced person-centred support to a person with complex needs, enabling them to meet the challenges this may present, respond to change and perform routine clinical tasks and/or observations in a health and wellbeing context.

EIT’s teaching staff live and breathe compassion and kindness, and will introduce you to ideas and theories within supportive learning environments.

Note: To enrol on this programme you must be working in a relevant sector and have completed a Level 3 qualification.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) [Level 4] enhances your experience in the health sector and provides an opportunity to work across a number of community providers and organisations.

You can progress into other EIT programmes including the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation [Level 4] – Hauora or Social Services, the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) [Level 4] with a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support and then progress onto either a Diploma in Mental Health or the Bachelor of Social Work degree.


The NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to maintain a safe work environment, be an active team member and behave in a professional manner within a health and wellbeing context.

Completion of the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) [Level 4] is designed to enable you to:

  • Apply complex health and workplace best practices
  • Support families and whānau accessing services
  • Contribute to workplace teams and delegate tasks
  • Apply effective communication

You must be working or volunteering in an appropriate, related field.

Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or private message us on Facebook for a chat about your study options.


You must be currently employed or volunteering in this sector.

Academic Criteria

You must have completed a Level 3 NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Support Work) or have a support letter/declaration from your workplace.

If the support letter/declaration identifies any issue that may impact on your ability to complete the programme, you can discuss these with the Programme Coordinator at an information session.

English Language Entry Requirement

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction, completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3), approved scores on IELTS tests (5.5 Academic with no band score lower than 5.5), completion of accepted international equivalents, or completion of an EIT assessment.

Entry with Credit

NZQA Units

If you already have NZQA units that are listed in this qualification, and they are registered on the NZQA Framework, the units will be credited to you. Units must be the same number. Verification must be provided in the form of a copy of your Record of Learning from NZQA before the credits are granted.

You may already have some knowledge or skills that can be recognised as part of your intended study. This may take a number of different forms including study while at high school, study at a private training establishment, workplace training, other tertiary study, life experiences or voluntary work. If you think you may qualify, you may want to apply for Cross Credit (CC) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

  • CC is based on the equivalency of courses or qualifications. You would apply for CC if you have passed a very similar course at the same level.
  • RPL is based on the assessment of your current knowledge and skills. You would apply for RPL if you had gained the relevant knowledge and skills through life experiences and informal learning situations.

You will be asked to provide details of anything that you would like considered as credit toward your intended programme of study, as part of your application.

You must apply prior to enrolment. CC and RPL cannot be awarded for a course if you are enrolled in that course. For further information and enquiries about CC and RPL please contact the Programme Coordinator, NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support), on 06 830 1378.

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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About the provider

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers you over 160 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland. Or learn at one of our Regional Learning Centres situated in Hastings, Maraenui, Ruatoria, Waipukurau and Wairoa. EIT Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's most attractive campuses with superb architecture and shaded outdoor areas for study on warm days. EIT Tairāwhiti two campuses are located in the heart of Gisborne, near the Taruheru River, and you can get more central than EIT Auckland location on Queen Street! When you choose to study at EIT you'll get the kind of experiences that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to get ahead, whether you want to break into your chosen career or change direction in life.