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Gain a foundation of knowledge and skills for the health and wellbeing sector.

This programme provides a strong foundation of knowledge for employment or professional development in health and wellbeing and has been designed to allow you to fully engage with work integrated learning experiences.

In addition to several core courses, you'll choose one of three strands - community facilitation, social services or mental health and addiction support - as the focus of your studies. To integrate your learning into professional practice you'll also undertake a practicum in a setting relevant to the strand you select.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 120 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.


As a certificate graduate you can progress your studies at Ara with the Bachelor of Social Work.


This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to assist individuals, family and whanau across the health and wellbeing sectors.

Depending on the study strand you choose, areas of employment include disability support, diversional therapy, mental health and addiction support, community development, family violence support, social justice advocacy and refugee support.

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (1 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
NZ$22.580,00 (Rp 220.137.322) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan Juli 2021


Timaru Campus

32 Arthur Street,


Timaru Central,

7910, New Zealand

Purna Waktu (1 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
NZ$22.580,00 (Rp 220.137.322) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan Juli 2021


Ara Institute of Canterbury

City Campus,

130 Madras Street,


Christchurch Central,

8011, New Zealand

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

10 NCEA Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 Numeracy credits.

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Ara Support Work and Social Work Pathway or equivalent

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5


TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

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