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

Study Options



1 year


Level 5

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Make a Difference in your Community

The NZ Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practice) [Level 5] programme is designed for those who have already developed or wish to develop a higher level of competence. It will give a more in-depth understanding of health support than is covered by the certificate level qualifications in health and wellbeing or mental health and addiction support.

These health workers may have more seniority in the workplace, carry a higher level of responsibility and engage in more complex relationships with consumers/tangata whai ora. They may also lead a team of health workers.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

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

Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

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

Further your study with the NZ Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) [Level 6].


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 practicum component and online learning opportunities alongside classroom courses scheduled though the year.

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

Subject areas include: building rapport and relationships; health, community and sustainability; recovery (mental health and addiction) issues; professional practice, ethics and leadership; and 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. 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 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 scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.