NCEA Level 3 Health

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Crosbie


Prerequisite: Minimum of Achieved grades in at least three Level 2 NHE or ENG or CHS Standards or equivalent, or at the discretion of HOD Nutrition and Health.

In Health Education students consider their wellbeing, attitudes and values, and also work towards promoting the health of their community. Students have the opportunity to explore New Zealand and an overseas health issue, evaluate health practices and analyse an ethical issue.

The course caters for students continuing on from 12 Nutrition and Health and is designed for students interested in health related pathways. It provides the foundation for pathways to the social and health sciences, focuses on societal influences on well-being and strategies needed in communities to enhance well-being and promote social justice.

 13HLT will also be of value to students who are planning on studying: sports science related courses, nursing, midwifery, medicine, pharmacy, health sciences, and health professions at University. 

Note: this course does not have any specific practical cookery component to it, but it is the intention to still offer practical cookery experiences most weeks.

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Up to $160 per year for all food and disposables, plus $28 approx. for Workbook.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91461 v2 Health 3.1 - Analyse a New Zealand health issue
5r *
A.S. 91462 v2 Health 3.2 - Analyse an international health issue
5r,5w *
A.S. 91463 v2 Health 3.3 - Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand
5r *
A.S. 91464 v2 Health 3.4 - Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Mining Engineer, Diversional Therapist, Acupuncturist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Animal Care Attendant, Statistician, Army Soldier, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Beauty Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Phlebotomist, Tattoo Artist, Dairy Processing Operator, Cardiac Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Retail Sales Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Elected Government Representative, Civil Engineer, Insurance Claims Officer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interpreter, Community Karitane, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Crop Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Driller, Early Childhood Teacher, Economist, Human Resources Adviser, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health and Safety Inspector, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Nursing Support and Care Worker, Naturopath, Veterinarian, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Speech-Language Therapist, Sterilising Technician, Water/Waste Water Treatment Operator, Window Cleaner, Psychotherapist

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