New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5)

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

Programme highlights

Are you passionate about community health and keen to promote health equity?

If you are interested in working with organisations that enable individuals, groups and whole communities to reach their health potential, then this programme is for you.

This qualification builds practical skills in designing public health initiatives. Learn how to create campaigns to help stop the spread of diseases and how to evaluate whether they've worked. You'll also learn how to find solutions to the health inequalities facing Māori, Pasifika and other population groups.

Learning will be through a mixture of online learning resources, workshops and workplace experience, allowing flexibility for part-time study while still working.

You’ll be supported to succeed throughout your health journey. At the Manukau campus, you will have access to Kaiawhina, a Pasifika support person, a Whānau and a Mā Tātou room.

Flexible study option

Māori and Pasifika pathways

If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent then you also have access to Te Ara Oranga while studying this programme.

Te Ara Oranga will support you to succeed in a way that suits your needs and you will get connected with industry, opening doors to your health career pathway.

There are also several scholarships available to Māori and Pasifika studying towards a health qualification. Register with Kia Ora Hauora and get access to their comprehensive scholarship database.

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IT requirements

To complete this qualification you will need to have access to a computer and the internet to retrieve course materials, undertake assessments and to participate in course online activities.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) Online plus workshops and tutorials at MIT Manukau
Level 5
Domestic fees Free^
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code NZ1865
Duration

12 months (part-time)

Study Method Blended learning with online component, workshops and 80 hours practical experience in a placement (this could be your current workplace subject to meeting certain criteria)
Credits 60
International Fees Not available to international students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the programme:

Entry for adult learners is open, subject to the learner meeting minimum literacy and numeracy requirements, sufficient to enable them to successfully complete the programme of study and/or training such as a level 4 qualification;

OR

Learners who have left secondary school within two years of enrolling in a programme that leads to the award of this qualification, are required to have achieved a minimum of 40 credits at NCEA level 3, or equivalent.

Applicants are required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for the programme. During the interview the applicant will be assessed against the requirements of the Faculty’s policy for students accessing placements in the health context in terms of their suitability for placement in the public health sector, working with vulnerable populations including children and their motivation and suitability for future work in the public health context.

English Language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an-overall lELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 6.0) or equivalent achieved within the preceding 2 years.

Applicants of this programme will need to undergo police vetting and safety review process to meet the requirements of the Vulnerable Children’s Act.  Immune status requirements as per industry needs.

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

Career opportunities

A broad range of career options as a public health practitioner including:
  • Policy and project developer
  • Community support worker
  • New migrant and refugee support
  • Health promotion in schools and the community
  • Alcohol and addiction support
  • Family violence support.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below six courses (60 credits):

721.503 Health in the Context of Aotearoa (10 credits)

You will analyse health inequities in New Zealand based on an understanding of the determinants of health in New Zealand.

721.504 Public Health (10 credits)

You will identify opportunities to promote and protect public health based on an understanding of the influence of public health policy, public health advocacy and the scope of public health disciplines and functions.

721.505 Health Promotion (15 credits)

In this course you will design, implement, and evaluate health promotion initiatives, underpinned by the Treaty of Waitangi and public health/health promotion frameworks and strategies.

721.506 Building Relationships (10 credits)

In this course you will build and maintain relationships with Māori, Pacific, and/or other peoples who are least advantaged in New Zealand, using culturally appropriate values, processes and protocols in order to improve their health and to address inequities.

721.507 Evidence Based Practice (5 credits)

You will use available research findings and evaluation evidence to improve own public health practice.

731.501 Hauroa Māori (10 credits)

In this course you will relate knowledge of the history of Māori as tangata whenua and client-whānau interconnectedness to their own culturally competent practice.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the health and counselling calendar.

Key information for students

New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Entry for adult learners is open, subject to the learner meeting minimum literacy and numeracy requirements, sufficient to enable them to successfully complete the programme of study and/or training such as a level 4 qualification OR Learners who have left secondary school within two years of enrolling in a programme that leads to the award of this qualification, are required to have achieved a minimum of 40 credits at NCEA level 3, or equivalent. Interviews Applicants are required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for the programme. During the interview the applicant will be assessed against the requirements of the Faculty's policy for students accessing placements in the health context in terms of their suitability for placement in the public health sector, working with vulnerable populations including children and their motivation and suitability for future work in the public health context. English Language entry requirements Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. This will be demonstrated by meeting the current NZQA requirements. International students must meet the minimum English language requirements as follows: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-rol e/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rul es/pro gramme-approval-and-accreditation/app-2/the-tabl e/ and http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-rol e/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rul es/pro gramme-approval -and-accreditation/8/18/
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 19 Weeks
Tuition Fees Annual Total Qualification
Student fees [?] Annual:
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Total Qualification:
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
$3,219 $3,219
Government tuition subsidy [?] Annual:
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$4,556 $4,556
Total [?] Annual:
The combined total of the annual amount paid by both the student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total Qualification:
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
$7,774 $7,774
Compulsory student services fee
Student loan information [?] Click here for more information on loans and allowances. StudyLink
Student Success
Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year. 91%
National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $29,270
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $24,165 - $37,990
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 23%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 53%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 22%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.