Certificate of Achievement
in Introducing Health Promotion

The Certificate of Achievement is jointly offered by Manukau Institute of Technology and the Health Promotion Forum. It introduces students to the principles, concepts and practice of health promotion. This course will enable you to understand the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting.

About the course

This interactive course relates theory to students’ own experiences knowledge and skills.
It is a fun part time course, with two four day blocks.
This short course contributes to an introductory knowledge of health competency by using – Nga Kaiakatanga Hauora mo Aotearoa Health Promotion Competencies for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Course content includes

• What is health promotion?
• Determinants of health
• Application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to health promotion
• Ottawa Charter
• Overview of key health promotion strategies and skills
• Values and ethics
• Learning and study skills
• Participation in team presentations and a written assignment.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:
• Demonstrate the skills necessary for effective learning and
beginning health promotion practice.
• Define health promotion and discuss the values and ethics that underpin health promotion practice.
• Identify and explain the significance of key documents relevant to health promotion practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
• Provide examples of a range of key health promotion strategies and tools.

Entry Requirements

Students in paid employment will be required to present written endorsement from their employer to attend the course.
All ESOL students must have written and oral English with a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
Method of Study:
Part time with two four day blocks.
Successful graduates will receive the MIT
Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health
Level 4 10 MIT credits
Two weeks preparation, two weeks on-course and
eight weeks self-directed learning totalling 100 hours


You will need to complete the Health Promotion Forum – HPF on-line registration form and an application form and provide verified ID then submit this three weeks prior to commencement of the course. A Manukau Institute of Technology – MIT registration and enrolment form will be given to you to fill out on day one of the course, which will complete the enrolment process.

Further Information

Please contact:
Health Promotion Forum
T: (09) 300 3734
F: (09) 377 4250
E: emma@hauora.co.nz
Manukau Institute of Technology
T: (09) 976 0684
E: Talosia Lene Milo@manukau.ac.nz
Website: www.manukau.ac.nz
If you would like this course delivered within your team or area contact the Health Promotion Forum of NZ.

we have a limited number of scholarships to offer! To apply for a Scholarship contact us by email at emma@hauora.co.nz or phone 09 300 3071.
Criteria conditions apply.
  • Have fun while gaining a deeper understanding of health promotion.

  • First time studying since you left school? No worries! We are set up to support all learners and will work with you to ensure your success.

  • Meet like-minded colleagues from other areas

  • Gain greater confidence in your work.

  • Use your knowledge to secure greater engagement from your clients and colleagues.

Comments from past students

  • ``Excellent course, relevant and conducive to the mahi that I do in my community.``
    Past student
  • ``Enjoyed, particularly the sharing of experiences the other students conveyed.``
    Past student
  • ``Inclusive, respectful, knowledgeable course.“
    Past student