Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Practice/Applied Practice) (Level 5)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Human Welfare Studies and Services » Human Welfare Studies and Services not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is designed for experienced people working in the Health and Wellbeing sector; people wanting to enter the sector; and professionals seeking development opportunities within a health and wellbeing setting.

The Health and Wellbeing community of New Zealand will benefit from having graduates with the skills and knowledge required across a range of vocations and disciplines, to support people to achieve their health and wellbeing aspirations.

Graduates of this qualification will work independently as practitioners in some sectors, or under the supervision of professional or qualified clinicians, in others.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Integrate theory and knowledge of health and wellbeing to identify the health and wellbeing aspirations of people from diverse contexts.
- Critically select and apply a range of evidence-based practices to support people to meet their health and wellbeing aspirations.
- Maintain awareness of the socio-cultural, economic and political factors impacting the wider health and wellbeing environment to provide responsive and current support practices.
- Critically select and apply a range of evidence-based practices informed by knowledge of te ao Māori to support the health and wellbeing aspirations of tangata whenua.
- Apply advanced strategies and practices to respond with sensitivity to people from diverse contexts.
- Critically reflect on and evaluate own support practice to achieve continuous improvement.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the following:
-New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4) [Ref: 2779]
-New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) (Level 4) [Ref: 2989]
-New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care Practice Assistance) (Level 4) [Ref: 2990]
-New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Rehabilitation Support) (Level 4) with strands in Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Impairment, and Chronic Illness [Ref: 2991]
-New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction Support, and Social Services [Ref: 2992]

Graduates may progress into higher level qualifications within the Health and Wellbeing sectors including the New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6) [Ref: 2733].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge required to work in vocational roles, disciplines or contexts such as: Consumer Advocacy, Disability Practice, Navigation/ Navigator, Social Services, Counselling, Iwi Services, Mental Health Support, Youth Work in a range of settings such as non-governmental organisations, justice/corrections, social services, residential and community.

Employees and volunteers may be required to undergo ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support in the health and wellbeing sectors.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
.None.
Education Organisation 8 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Community Support Services ITO Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3244
Status Current
Created May 2016
Next Review December 2021
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