New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care Practice Assistance)


Subject area

Community Client Care


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Employees and volunteers working in the health and wellbeing sectors are required to undergo initial and ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support.

To establish that the learner is a fit and proper person, checks will be required and may include:
- Police checks,
- Referee checks,
- Checks against any relevant legislation.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the primary care service within the health and wellbeing sectors with people who have the skills and knowledge to provide administrative and clinical support across a primary care practice, under broad direction and delegation from a health professional.

This is an entry-level qualification designed for people who intend to develop a career supporting tangata, family and/or whānau, and the healthcare team in primary care.

Graduates will benefit by having a qualification that recognises their meaningful contribution to primary care, their ability to provide administration and clinical support in roles within primary care, and a pathway to further qualifications.

This qualification is not associated with professional registration or a clinical scope of practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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