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Level 2 healthcare program launched to support sector

Media Release 4 February 2019

Level 2 healthcare program launched to support sector

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has launched an introductory level health and wellbeing study program to support a long-standing need of healthcare providers.

NZTC will begin delivering the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) in March, adding to its current offering of Level 3 and 4 study options.

The NZQA approved, 12 week program, serves as an introduction to the area of health and wellbeing. Focusing on the practical, students will learn a variety of entry-level skills and will partake in sector-based assessment.

Courses will support learning and development in key areas including person-centred care, communication in a healthcare setting, cultural perspectives, health and safety, and basic practices.

Recognised under the pay equity settlement, the program enables students to work while they study, blending theory with practice, and the ability to begin in any month of the year with monthly intakes.

“We are exceedingly proud to be able to support the wider health and wellbeing community, and we take up this new responsibility with a commitment to offering key, practical, learning wrapped in extensive student support for the students who choose NZTC to journey with them to achieve their study goals,” said Chief Executive Selena Fox.

“This Level 2 program of study was prompted by the New Zealand health and wellbeing community. Sector voices of training needs resounded and we are thrilled to support this need. We look forward to welcoming our first students in the weeks ahead.”

NZTC is a trusted NZQA Category 1 provider with a 37 year history of delivering study programs to empower people to care, educate and serve their communities.

To learn more about NZTC’s health and wellbeing programs visit

To read about our students’ and graduates’ study journeys visit


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