About the course
If being an advocate for health, and developing a strengths-based and inclusive approach to working with people motivates you, then this new degree will set you on a career path in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Community health professionals hold valuable jobs as educators, researchers, and policy-makers as well as a wide array of other roles. They look for ways to improve the holistic wellbeing of individuals, whānau/families, organisations and communities. This three year degree prepares you for work in the community with a strong knowledge base ranging from health basics, including anatomy and physiology, through to applied research and professional practice. Small classes and personalised tuition mean you get plenty of time with our friendly tutors who work with you individually. Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of: Bachelor of Community Health (Public Health), or Bachelor of Community Health (Occupational Health and Safety)
The following minimum criteria apply for entry to this course: University Entrance as specified on the NZQA website, OR successful completion of a qualification at Level 4 or above. You'll be required to: complete a statutory declaration around soundness of character, AND supply two referees that can be contacted to determine your suitability for work in the community health sector. If you have completed any recent tertiary study, at least one of the nominated referees must be a former tutor or department head (or equivalent). A criminal record check will be carried out on all applicants. Entry will be provisional until the check has been completed and the outcome of the check will be kept on record. Special Admission If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements. Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years. Information Session/Interview You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
About the provider
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is the largest tertiary provider in the Bay of Plenty and the third largest institute of technology in New Zealand. We are home to more than 14,000 students, more than 1,000 staff, and we offer more than 150 programmes ranging from certificate to post-graduate level. Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is an amalgamation of two high performing institutions - Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga, and Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua. The institutions merged in May 2016 to better meet the education and employment needs of the region.