New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) (Community Facilitation)

Entry requirements

To enrol in this programme you need to have NCEA Level 1, or equivalent. You must be able to access a minimum of 200 hours of paid or unpaid employment as a support worker. To demonstrate this you will provide details of your workplace and of a workplace supervisor who can verify your work. We will organise for them to sign a workplace agreement. If you are studying this programme you are only able to enrol in one course at a time.

If you want to talk to someone about the entry requirements before you apply, get in touch on freephone 0508 650 200.

20 years old or over

If you are 20 years of age or over and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experience indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.


Work Experience

To study this programme you need to complete at least 200 hours of paid or unpaid employment in a relevant health and wellbeing context.

This could include working in areas such as:

  • aged or acute care
  • community support
  • home-based support
  • respite care
  • mobile services

The in-work component is a compulsory part of all of the courses in this programme of study and you will need to have arranged this prior to applying.

You can access the Employer and Verifier Workplace Agreement forms below. However, as mentioned above you will be asked to nominate your employer during the online enrolment application process and they will be emailed their form automatically to complete. They will nominate your verifier and the verifier will be emailed their form automatically to complete.

Employer workplace agreement form

Verifier agreement form 


International learners and domestic learners living overseas

You can study this programme part-time if you are an international student living in New Zealand. If you live in New Zealand, you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.

You cannot study this programme if you're an international learner living overseas, or a New Zealand citizen living overseas.


English language requirements

Domestic learners for whom English or Māori is not their first language must also have an IELTS (Academic or General) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent.

Computer and internet requirements

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.