Working in a Person-Centred Environment

Course code HWB301

This online course provides you with the opportunity to reflect on a person centred approach and the values associated with it. In doing this you will also compare values of self, others, Māori and Pacific people and how knowledge of this cultural diversity impacts their own work. You will explore culturally safe operating principles and apply these in their workplace.

For more information watch one of the course videos below.

Fee free offer

Courses offered under New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) (Support Work) qualification are currently fee free. Check out the Fee free offer tab on the qualification web page for information.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 3  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Online only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $700 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Describe and apply a person-centred approach in a health and wellbeing setting
  • Describe and apply culturally safe operating principles and values for people in a health or wellbeing setting
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of professional and ethical behaviour in a health or wellbeing setting


This course is 100% internally assessed and includes a Workplace Practice

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.