Working within the Health and Wellbeing Sector

Course code HWB402

This online course provides you with the opportunity to learn about the health and wellbeing sector in New Zealand with the aim to see where it should focus in the future.

It will look at historic influences, including development of legislation, that have shaped the way the current sector operates.

This online course then moves on to look at the varied range of conditions that exist within the health and wellbeing setting, specifically focused on mental health, addiction and disability. 

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

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 4  
    Credits 25 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.2083  
  • 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 $875 + $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

  • describe the purpose and historical development of the services within the Aotearoa New Zealand health and wellbeing sector
  • describe the development of legislation that impacted on development of the Aotearoa New Zealand health and wellbeing sector
  • describe their understanding of factors that contribute to health and wellbeing
  • describe specific conditions and the impact those conditions have on people they support in a health and wellbeing setting
  • apply a person centred approach for a range of specific conditions within their workplace setting


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.