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Last updated: 4 October 2019

Review of: NZC in Health and Wellbeing L2, NZC in Health and Wellbeing L3 with strands, NZC Health and Wellbeing L4 Advanced Support

Over the last 6 months, Careerforce has been undertaking a major Qualifications Pathway Review (QPR) which has involved extensive consultation with stakeholders.

The consultation phase took place between July and December 2018. We thank all stakeholders for their active participation and valuable feedback.

The online consultation and the stakeholder engagements demonstrate a strong level of agreement with the current specifications of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) and the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3).

Stakeholders strongly recommended that the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) Advanced Support be updated to: reflect the increasingly complex needs of people being supported; and to enhance the level of responsibility for employees at this level providing opportunity to progress in their careers.

We have now received confirmation from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) that the recommended changes to the qualifications have been approved.

The reviewed NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) and NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands went through with minor changes. The NZQA has approved the replacement of the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4) by a new 120-credit qualification.

The following qualifications are now listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF):

2469: NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 2) v.2 (40 credits)

NZQA page outlining the Qualification Overview

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nzqf/search/viewQualification.do?selectedItemKey=2469

Please note the date for assessments leading to version 1 of this qualification is 31 December 2022.

2470: NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands in Health Assistance, Newborn Hearing Screening, Orderly Services, Support Work, Vision Hearing Screening and Whanau, Kin and Foster Care v.2 (50-70 credits)

NZQA page outlining the Qualification Overview

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nzqf/search/viewQualification.do?selectedItemKey=2470

Please note the date for assessments leading to version 1 of this qualification is 31 December 2022.

4108: NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Care and Support) (Level 4)

NZQA page outlining the Qualification Overview

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nzqf/search/viewQualification.do?selectedItemKey=4108

This qualification replaces the 2779: NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4). Please note the last date of entry into programmes leading to the replaced qualification is 31 December 2022. The last date of assessment for programmes leading to the replaced qualification is 31 December 2023.

The reviewed health and wellbeing qualifications are now listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

 We are now planning the programme reviews and development for these qualifications.