Planning for Holistic Health and Wellbeing

Course code HWB303

This online course provides you with the opportunity to reflect on behaviour that you find challenging in their workplace.

You will describe and demonstrate effective communication techniques as a strategy to minimise the impact of challenging behaviours.

You will explore the holistic needs of a person you support and how these impact on health and well-being. You will use personal planning to help empower the person you support to address their holistic needs. 

For more information watch the course introduction video 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 15 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    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
    2019 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $525 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Provide support to a person whose behaviour presents challenges in a health or wellbeing setting
  • Describe and apply communication methods that help minimise challenging behaviour
  • Describe a person’s holistic needs and their impact on a person’s health and wellbeing
  • Support personal planning to enhance individual lifestyles with a person with a disability


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

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.