NZ Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practice) (Level 5)

Study Options



1 year


Level 5

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Advance your health support work practice

Develop a high level of skills and competence in health support work. This is ideal for senior health and support workers who carry a higher level of responsibility and engage in more complex relationships with their clients.

This programme is for learners who are already working or volunteering in this sector in order to complete the practical component of this programme, and who have completed a relevant health and wellbeing qualification.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Your future career and study opportunities

In the diverse mental health environment, support workers provide a variety of services to clients within a range of health and community settings.

Possible job and career opportunities exist within:

  • Community-based support services
  • Day programmes
  • Iwi health providers
  • Whānau family support
  • Mental health and addiction support services
  • Peer support
  • Residential support services
  • Volunteer sector

Further your study pathway with a Bachelor and then Master degree available at any of the Te Pūkenga network.


The NZ Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practice) (Level 5) programme offers you stimulating training, leading towards an advanced qualification as a health sector team member.

You are expected to have completed a relative level 4 qualification or to have prior experience working in the health sector to enrol in this diploma programme.

This programme has a large work-practice component and online learning opportunities alongside classroom courses scheduled through the year.

This programme is open to all who fulfil the entry criteria.

Subject areas

  • Building rapport and relationships
  • Health, community and sustainability
  • Recovery (mental health and addiction) issues
  • Professional practice, ethics and leadership
  • Integrating Māori perspectives and approaches.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.


Entry requirements

Entry with credit

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. 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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EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.