Courses & Programmes

Check out programmes on offer at Whitireia by searching by Area of Interest, Career options or by Faculty.




  • Certificate in Foundation Education (Health Science)

    Develop some skills and practices to help you move into further study within the health science area. LEVEL 4

  • Certificate in Foundation Education (Social Science)

    Develop skills and practices to help you progress into further study in early childhood education or social science. LEVEL 4

  • Pre-entry to Degrees

    If you're thinking about a career which requires a degree qualification, but lack confidence in study skills, this course is for you. Mature students are particularly welcome. Graduates are qualified for entry into a Bachelor programme. LEVEL 4

  • Certificate in Preparation for Tertiary Study

    This programme will allow you to make an informed choice of a career or academic path while increasing your skills in language, literacy and numeracy. You will be prepared for study in any regional tertiary institution. LEVEL 3

  • Certificate in Foundation Education (Business)

    Develop skills and practices to help you move into degree study in business, where you can major in management, marketing, finance or hospitality. LEVEL 4

  • Certificate in Work Skills (Specialisation in Health and Social Sciences)

    Develop skills and knowledge to progress to study in health and social sciences LEVEL 2

  • Bachelor of Social Work

    Become a social work professional whose practice is underpinned by reflective and critical thinking and understands the context of the people you serve. A Whitireia qualification is your first step to SWRB registration. LEVEL 7

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)

    Gain skills to provide emergency medical care in a range of situations. Learn how to access, stabilise, treat and refer in the pre-hospital environment. LEVEL 7

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

    Builds on existing nursing knowledge and experience, while providing an environment that supports the development of clinical scholarship. There are 3 streams: • Mental Health • Medical Nurse • Change of Scope LEVEL 8

  • Bachelor of Nursing

    Learn to become a nurse with a range of clinical skills in this supportive programme, offering hands-on experience. Whitireia nursing graduates are highly sought after for their practical, work-ready skills. LEVEL 7

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Specialty Nursing

    For registered nurses working in primary health and community nursing care, including aged care. Enhance your practice and gain further knowledge and skills that reflect your speciality competence in this clinically-focused course. LEVEL 8

  • Bachelor of Nursing Māori

    Designed specifically for Māori students, this programme focuses on the health needs of Māori and non-Māori within the New Zealand context. LEVEL 7

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) [for working or volunteering Paramedics]

    Gain skills to provide emergency medical care in a range of situations. For students with existing National Certificate, National Diploma in Ambulance Practice (Level 5), ILS or BLS. LEVEL 7

  • National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support

    Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work alongside mental health consumers/tāngata whai ora in achieving the best quality of life for all. LEVEL 4

  • Bachelor of Nursing Pacific

    Designed specifically for Pacific students, this programme focuses on the health needs of Pacific and non-Pacific communities in the New Zealand context. LEVEL 7

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Specialty Care

    Develop speciality knowledge and skills in relation to your role and the area of health you are employed in while gaining a nationally recognized qualification. LEVEL 8

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Perioperative Specialty Nursing

    For registered nurses providing perioperative care (e.g. OT, PACU, ED, medical/surgical or outpatient settings). Gain a nationally recognised qualification that reflects your speciality competence in this clinically-focused programme. LEVEL 8

  • National Certificate in Tamariki Ora – Well Child Services

    Learn about child development and promoting child and whānau health in this programme for people working in well child services which focuses on children under five years in clinics, clients' homes, marae and Pacific health settings. LEVEL 4

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Hospice Palliative Care

    Registered health professionals providing palliative care in a variety of settings, will extend their knowledge and gain a nationally recognised qualification that reflects their palliative care specialty competence. LEVEL 8

  • Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

    Enrolled nurses work under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse, on a variety of health and disability settings. This programme provides theory and hands-on experience to develop the skills required to become an enrolled nurse. LEVEL 5

  • Competency Assessment Programme for Nurses

    If you are a nurse who has registered overseas, or one who wants to return to clinical practice after time away, this programme will help you apply for your annual practising certificate. LEVEL 7

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