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Pre-Health Studies (13PHS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Vicky Blake

Pre-Health Studies

Are you interested in a career in nursing or other health-related vocations?

If you have a genuine interest in helping others, but lack the formal qualifications, this course will provide that opportunity.

This one year course provides a learning pathway to further training in the health sector. You will acquire the prescribed knowledge and skills in Human biology, Cell biology, Chemistry and Maths, while gaining experience in the workplace too.

Course Components

Human Biology

  • Study human cells and cell systems
  • Find out about body systems like the digestive and the circulatory system


  • Learn to use chemicals and apparatus safely


  • Explore scientific calculations
  • Use basic mathematical skills to solve problems relevant to the nursing profession

Placement and Practical Work

  • Receive individualised workplace support as you work in a health- care setting
  • Study ageing and personal care of residents in a care setting
  • Learn how to relate to residents in a healthcare setting
  • Learn and apply safe practice within a healthcare setting
  • Gain a first-aid certificate

16 Hours per week 

Limited spaces available

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

  • Age 18+ interview
  • Literacy requirements: IELTS 5.5 or recent Level 2 English credits or equivalent, or an entrance test. 
  • Background in Science an advantage.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Enrolment Fee
Under 19 - $0 (MOE Funded)
Age 19+ - $220

Specialty Course Cost - $200
First Aid Course

Assessment Information

Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Pre-health)

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