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Health - Level 1


Qualification: NCEA Level 1

Entry requirements: Open Entry


This course will offer you the opportunity to gain 17 credits towards NCEA level 1 across 4 units of learning. These units of work are based around the following areas of learning:

  • Change and wellbeing
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Promoting positive sexuality
  • Health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situations

AS91097 Health Education 1.3: Demonstrate understanding of ways in which wellbeing can change and strategies to support wellbeing 4 credits

AS90973 Health Education 1.4: Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships; Internal, 5 credits

AS90974 Health Education 1.5: Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality; Internal, 4 credits

AS90975 Health Education 1.6: Demonstrate understanding of issues to make health enhancing decisions in drug-related situations 4 credits

The focus of this course is to introduce health issues by developing understanding of the factors that influence the health of groups in society, implications of these for well-being and effective health promotion strategies for enhancing well-being.

Field Trips: NA

Course Costs: Workbook

Where does it lead?

This course in leads to Year 12 and Year 13 Health courses. Health related jobs are in high demand both locally and internationally. Learning in senior Health Education provides a strong foundation for pathways into the social and health sciences (education, psychology, sociology, philosophy, politics, law, economics, medicine, health, justice, and social services). Many tertiary courses exist that are based around non-medical health studies.

For further information see Mrs Richards

Learning in Health Education can lead to the following careers:

Medical Sector - Doctor, Physiotherapist, Nurse, Midwife, Dentist, Dietitian, Psychologists, Massage Therapist.

Education Sector - Teaching, Nanny/Childcare, Counsellor, Youth Worker, Outdoor Education Instructor.

Health Promotion Sector - Health Services, Social Work, Community Work.

Fitness Industry - Coach, Official, Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Events Manager, Recreation Coordinator.

Protective Services - Police, Army, Navy, Air Force, Firefighters, Corrections, Customs.