Certificate in Human Services (Level 4) (Specialty) - Dunedin Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 13,270

Entry Requirements

  • Open entry but you must
    • disclose any criminal convictions before commencing the programme, and
    • give permission for a police check before going on your work placement.
  • You will also take part in an informal discussion with the Programme Manager to check your readiness to engage with the programme.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study. 

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening.


Core subjects

  • Self and Cultural Awareness
  • Aotearoa New Zealand Society
  • Group Work, Networking and the Service Industry
  • Health and Safety in Human Service Work
  • Theory, Models and Practice Skills
  • Workplace Practice
  • Specialty Practice: Mental Health and Addictions
  • Specialty Practice: Social Services
  • Specialty Practice: Disability
  • Career Success Centre

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