Ngā ratonga tangata Human services

About human services

Human services workers make a difference in people’s lives by providing support, advocacy and education to individuals, whānau, families, groups and communities. Usually, a professional in this field will specialise in a specific area, for example working with certain age groups or communities or in certain areas such as supporting people who have mental or physical health issues, employment support or working with families.

Studying human services

Our human services programmes in health and wellbeing provide a strong foundation of knowledge for employment or professional development. Depending on the study strand you choose, areas of employment include disability support, diversional therapy, mental health and addiction support, community development, family violence support, social justice advocacy and refugee support.

These programmes will empower you to build on your current knowledge and skills by equipping you with a greater theoretical understanding of the ways of providing care and support to clients. You’ll further develop your skills and have work-integrated learning experiences.

The teaching philosophy focuses on inclusive strategies that support you in both your professional and academic development, including ways of using technologies to support your learning.

Programmes

Graduate diploma in Health

Graduate Diploma in Health

Programme code:
CH4053
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Starts:
Throughout the year

This one year programme enables you to broaden your employment opportunities in the health sector and develop your expertise in a wide range of areas including aged care, health assessment, mental health support and care of the diabetic person.

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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 4 (Social and Community Services)

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services)

Programme code:
NZ2992
Level:
4
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

Gain a foundation of knowledge and skills for the health and wellbeing sector.

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nursing short course

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with Health Assistance Strand or Support Work Strand

Programme code:
NZ2470
Level:
3
Credits:
70
Starts:
January, April, July

Help meet the growing demand for qualified care professionals.

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New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) (Health and Social Services)

Programme code:
NZ2862
Level:
2
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practial skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

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nursing short course

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Health)

Programme code:
NZ2863
Level:
Credits:
Starts:
February, July

Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in health.

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