Family StartTipu Ora PTE is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) accredited provider of high quality, reputable training.

We have a NZQA External Evaluation and Review Category 2 provider status. This means we have two Confident Judgments; Confident in self-assessment and Confident in educational performance. We have more than 15 years experience in training the Hauora workforce.

Our courses are:

  • NZQA approved and accredited.
  • Fully funded** (course costs, accommodation and meals).
  • Approved for Study Link student loan/ allowances.
  • Marae based wananga.

We will provide:

  • Mentoring and cultural supervision to students.
  • Guest Speakers that are experts in their field.
  • Commitment to the success of each individual.

Our courses are for:

  • Anyone working with whānau
  • Those interested in pursuing a career in community services – health, social service, Whānau Ora
  • NZ residents, over the age of 18 who want to learn new skills, with a focus on Whānau Ora.

Family Start

New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora (Level 4) – 60 credits

  • Taught over 15 days in 5 blocks of 3 day wananga.
  • Self directed learning required.
  • Prerequisite to the New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora (Level 5).

New Zealand Diploma in Whānau Ora (Level 5) – 120 credits

  • Taught in 8 blocks of 3 day wananga.
  • Staircases the learning, knowledge and academic qualifications gained in the New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora (Level 4).

** No costs to students who meet criteria for funding by Health Workforce NZ or Tertiary Education Commission. Talk to our staff to confirm your eligibility.

Please contact us at admin.pte@tipuora.org.nz or 0800 348 2400 for our current enrolment form.