Essential Professional Skills

Course code HWB403

This online course provides you with the opportunity to describe the knowledge, skills and values that are needed relevant to your role in a health and wellbeing workplace.

You will explore the process of developing, implementing and reviewing personal plans with the people you support. You will gain an understanding of the impact of social determinants on health and wellbeing and why these need to be considered when developing a personal plan within a person centred approach.  

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 knowledge, skills and values needed for their role as a health and wellbeing worker
  • describe components and strategies of a personal plan for a person they support in a health and wellbeing setting 
  • contribute to the development of a personal plan for a person they support in a health and wellbeing setting 
  • show how an understanding of social determinants influences the way they support a person in a health and wellbeing setting
  • implement a personal plan over a period of time for a person they support in a health and wellbeing setting
  • review the personal plan they have implemented


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.