Do you really want to make a difference in the community? Do you have a genuine interest in supporting others to improve their quality of life? If so, our Level 4 Certificate is the ideal qualification to gain the practical knowledge and skills you will need to work in the human services field.


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

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • One year full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February; Central Otago - July
  • Apply until start date

Gain valuable experience during a fieldwork placement and become equipped with the knowledge, skills and values required to work in human services in New Zealand and overseas. This programme includes the following specialty strands in Community Facilitation, Mental Health and Addiction Support, and Social Services. Online delivery available by negotiation.

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