NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support ) (Level 4)

Study Options



34 weeks (one day per week on-campus)


Level 4

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Advance your support work career

Do you want to further develop your health and wellbeing support skills? This certificate is for people who have successfully completed a relevant Level 3 qualification and are currently employed in the support sector.

This may include supporting people living with complex needs, palliative care, advanced dementia and support staff who are leading teams after hours or on weekends.

The EIT | Te Pūkenga teaching staff live and breathe compassion and kindness, and will introduce you to ideas and theories within supportive learning environments.

To enrol on this programme you must be working in an appropriate, related field and have completed a Level 3 qualification.


Your future career and study opportunities

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 programmes including:

  • NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Nursing/Health or Social Sciences Pathway)
  • NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support
  • Followed by 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.


There is one entry date per location, per year:

Hawke’s Bay

  • Wednesday, 21 February

Central Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti

  • Friday, 23 February


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.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus



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.