New Zealand Diploma in Healthcare, Aging and Disability Services (Applied Practice) (Level 5)

This exceptional programme prepares students to deliver professional healthcare to patients in an aged care, disability or community setting – and in accordance with Tikanga Maori principles.

Fees-Free, Student Loans and Allowances are available for eligible New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents. 


About the course

This course is available at our Auckland City campus.

Core papers include

DHSM 501 Ageing and disability in Healthcare - Credit 15

DHSM 502 Determinants of Health and Wellbeing in New Zealand - Credit 15

DHSM 503 Principles and concepts of Maori Health and Wellbeing - Credit 15

DHSM 504 Dementia - Credit 15

DHSM 505 Health care support practices - Credit 15

DHSM 506 Manual handling techniques - Credit 15

DHSM 507 Health care practices and strategies - Credit 15

DHSM 508 Evaluation of Healthcare practice - Credit 15

Entry Criteria

  • Successfully attend an interview, if needed by AGI Enrollments team. 

  • When English is an applicant’s second language, they must have achieved IELTS score of 5.5 (average) with no band lower than 5.0 (or equivalent*).

    (Please note it is highly recommended that students contact the Domestic or International marketing coordinator for detailed information)

Qualifications you will gain

New Zealand Diploma in Healthcare, Aging and Disability Services (Applied Practice) 


For New Zealand Citizens and residents - $ 6,110

**Please note - A Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) of $500 is included in the total fee. 

For International students -  $ 20,156


Please get in contact with our team for detailed information about the fee structure.

Intake Dates

March 2020

June 2020

October 2020

Clinical Placement

This course includes 300 hours of Clinical Placement

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in roles such as:

Consumer Advocacy, Disability Practice, Navigation/ Navigator, Social Services, Counselling, Iwi Services, Mental Health Support, Youth Work in a range of settings such as non-governmental organisations, justice/corrections, social services, residential and community care and support services.

Example of Job titles would include - Residential Care Worker, Family Support Worker, Disability Services Worker, Community Health Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Kaiawhina Hauora, Mental Health Support Worker, etc.

Employment Locations would include Community Support Centres, Rest homes, and Aged care facilities, Public Health Organisations, Hospitals, Iwi Support centres, Disability Support Centre, etc.

Education Pathways

The learner may enrol for AGI Healthcare Level 6 - Diploma in Mental Health and Addiction (Applied Practice).



(A part of the Ascent Group of Institutes)

Call us today -

0800-244463 (Domestic);

+64-9-379 6628 (International)


City Campus - Level 1,2 Chancery Street, Auckland City - 1010

Epsom Campus - 190 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland - 1023

East Tamaki Campus - 7 Springs Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland 2013

New Plymouth Campus - Level 1, 20 Pohutukawa Place, Bell Block, New Plymouth 4312

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