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Intake One

Block One: 9-12 April, 2024
Block Two: 30 April - 3 May, 2024

Registrations open
Intake Two

Block One: 2-5 July, 2024
Block Two: 23-26 July, 2024

Registrations (tba)
Intake Three

Block One: 24-27 September, 2024
Block Two: 15-18 October, 2024

Registrations (tba)



The Certificate of Achievement in Introducing Health Promotion is jointly offered by Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) 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 (See below for the link to view and download the info guide)

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 Promotion:

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 online 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

Emma Frost

T: (09) 300 3734



Danielle Moeau

T: 09 975 4658


View and download: 

CoA Intro to Health Promotion L4 - Info Guide 





We have a limited number of scholarships to offer!


To apply for a Scholarship contact us by email at 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:

'The Introduction to Health Promotion course was thought-provoking and illuminating.  The learning ‘curve’ was more like a vertical cliff - I learned so much!  Our course tutor/facilitator, Mereana, balanced professionalism and smart training with compassion.  She constantly gave helpful tips, techniques and feedback and never made anyone feel stupid.  The online format was great, too.  I have and would recommend this course to anyone who wants to help others increase control over and improve their health.' 

Pearl Wilson, Student Care & Conduct Team Leader, Crown Institute of Studies


'I highly recommend the CoA to others working in the health promotion and public health field ... This course was a great refresher for myself, and I was able to relearn the key parts of health promotion. It also allowed me to further my education around Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a supportive learning environment.'

 Emily Guyton, Preschool Oral Health Promoter, Bay of Plenty District Health Board


'Prior to the course, I had no idea what health promotion was, let alone how it worked for individuals and communities. Being able to relate Te Tiriti to health promotion was also rewarding.'

Sharon Malietoa, a health promoter at ScreenSouth Ltd, Christchurch