FAQs

FAQs 2017-09-21T14:09:28+00:00

We expect you’ll have questions, so to make it easier we have captured the most frequent questions we get asked below to get you started.
We welcome your call on 0800 or you can email us here.

Certificate of Anatomy and Physiology

What qualification will I receive? 2017-09-21T13:35:32+00:00

The Certificate of Anatomy and Physiology is NZQA approved (Level 4) and is worth 43 credits.

How long will this course take me? 2017-09-06T16:27:59+00:00

This is a 14-week full time course (approximately 30-40 hours per week)

Are student loans and allowances available? 2017-09-06T16:28:04+00:00

Yes, this Certificate programme is approved for loans and allowances if undertaken full time.

Any further criteria are student dependent. Please give us a call and talk it through with us

What do I need to have to apply? 2017-09-06T16:30:02+00:00

You need to have completed and passed Year 11 or equivalent secondary school education; be at least 18 years old; Be able to read, speak and comprehend English language (Level 6.5 IELTS).

Do you accept international applications? 2017-09-06T16:28:14+00:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised? 2017-09-06T16:28:18+00:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

Do I need to purchase any text books? 2017-09-21T13:40:17+00:00

Yes, you will need to purchase Human Anatomy and Physiology (Marieb & Hoehn, 10th Edition).

What can I do with this qualification? 2017-09-06T16:30:47+00:00

The Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology is a prerequisite to the Diploma in Health Science (Level 5) which is also offered by the College.

Diploma in Health Sciences (Level 5)

What qualification will I receive? 2017-09-21T13:45:47+00:00

The Diploma in Health Sciences is NZQA approved (level 5) and is worth 120 credits.

How long will this course take me? 2017-09-21T13:46:24+00:00

This course takes one year full time or two years part time

Are student loans and allowances available? 2017-09-21T13:47:02+00:00

Yes, this Diploma programme is approved for loans and allowances through Studylink.

What do I need to have to apply? 2017-09-21T13:47:30+00:00

You need to have completed NCEA level three with at least 14 credits in science, completed the Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology, completed the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation or have and equivalent qualification.

Do you accept international applications? 2017-09-21T13:48:12+00:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised? 2017-09-21T13:49:04+00:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

Do I need to purchase any text books? 2017-10-11T10:16:48+00:00

Yes, you will need to purchase the below textbooks

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (Marieb & Hoehn)
  • Staying Healthy with Nutrition (Haas & Levin)
  • Understanding Pathophysiology (Craft, Gordon & Tiziani)
  • Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Murray & Pizzorno)
  • Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods (Murray & Pizzorno)
What can I do with this qualification? 2017-09-21T13:50:04+00:00

The Diploma in Health Science (Level 5) is a pre-requisite to the Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences (Naturopathy and Nutrition) Level 7 which is also offered by the College.

Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences (Naturopathy and Nutrition) Level 7

What qualification will I receive? 2017-09-21T13:54:52+00:00

The Advance Diploma in Health Sciences (Naturopathy and Nutrition) is NZQA approved (Level 7) and is worth 240 credits.

How long will this course take me? 2017-09-21T13:55:16+00:00

This course is two years full time or four years part time

Are student loans and allowances available? 2017-09-21T13:55:43+00:00

Yes, this Certificate programme is approved for loans and allowances through Studylink.

What do I need to have to apply? 2017-09-21T13:56:07+00:00

You need to have completed the Diploma in Health Sciences or an equivalent qualification

Do you accept international applications? 2017-09-21T13:56:33+00:00

We accept New Zealand citizens, residents or permanent residents as well as residents of Australia residing in New Zealand.

Is my prior learning recognised? 2017-09-21T13:56:58+00:00

A Recognition of Prior Learning Form (RPL) must be submitted with your enrolment form, along with supporting documentation. You can check this out on our website.

Do I need to purchase any text books? 2017-09-21T13:57:20+00:00

This is still being confirmed

What can I do with this qualification? 2017-09-21T13:57:43+00:00

This qualification will give you a pathway into higher level learning or work in the field of Naturopaths, Nutritionists and Lifestyle Coaches and Health and Nutrition Advisors.

Can I call myself a Naturopath or Nutritionist? 2017-09-21T13:58:08+00:00

Yes – by the end of this qualification you will be able to call yourself a Naturopath or Nutritionist.

Can I become a member of NZAMH? 2017-09-21T13:58:32+00:00

We are currently in negotiations with them so will keep you updated as these progress

Can I become a member of Naturopaths of New Zealand or Society of Naturopaths ? 2017-09-21T13:59:04+00:00

We are currently in negotiations with them so will keep you updated as these progress

General FAQ

I haven’t studied for a while. Will I be able to cope? 2017-09-06T16:28:35+00:00

Before starting the actual course, there is a day to look around the Online Campus. Guided activities will help with this process.

I’ve never done online learning before and I worry it’s a bit lonely. Can I talk with other students or tutors? 2017-09-06T16:28:40+00:00

Yes! There are several ways in which this can be done including forum sessions and speaking with a tutor on the phone or skype. All tutors are available on email.

Will I be able to manage my time? 2017-09-06T16:28:45+00:00

Take time to consider your commitments and how they may impact your study time. If you would like to discuss please call us on 0800 759 0218 – or you email us here.

Can I work full-time and study as well? 2017-09-21T13:43:51+00:00

Generally we don’t recommend it however for some students the work, study and life balance can be managed for a period of time. It is also relative to how experienced you are with study and what support you have at home and work. If you are considering this we recommend you give us a call.

How computer literate do I need to be? 2017-09-06T16:28:58+00:00

You’ll need a good knowledge of computer and internet use. This way you’ll make best use of the online learning tools and resources available.

What sort of computer set up do I need to have at home? 2017-10-11T10:17:36+00:00

You will need access to the following in order to study with NCNZ:

  • A personal computer or laptop
  • Microsoft Word or equivalent
  • Broadband internet access
  • A printer/scanner

In some programmes you may be required to undertake video recordings of some client cases. The software for this is free, but you will need a webcam if you do not already have one built in to your computer.