If being an advocate for health, and developing a strengths-based and inclusive approach to working with people motivates you, then this new degree will set you on a career path in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Community health professionals hold valuable jobs as educators, researchers, and policy-makers as well as a wide array of other roles. They look for ways to improve the holistic wellbeing of individuals, whānau/families, organisations and communities.

This three year degree prepares you for work in the community with a strong knowledge base ranging from health basics, including anatomy and physiology, through to applied research and professional practice.

Small classes and personalised tuition mean you get plenty of time with our friendly tutors who work with you individually.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you’ll receive the award of:

  • Bachelor of Community Health (Public Health), or
  • Bachelor of Community Health (Occupational Health and Safety)


Public Health Major:

Potential positions for graduates within relevant organisations and agencies are:

  • community health officer
  • environmental health officer
  • youth health worker
  • child health officer
  • health promotion officer
  • health worker
  • health promotion nutritionist

Potential employers include:

  • Whānau Ora providers
  • aged care facilities
  • hospitals
  • asthma/diabetes/cancer societies
  • heart foundations
  • family planning associations
  • alcohol and other drug agencies
  • community development and local government organisations
  • disability services
  • justice and correctional agencies
  • research institutes
  • international aid organisations
  • mental health support agencies

Occupational Health and Safety Major:

Potential positions for graduates within relevant organisations and agencies are:

  • occupational safety and health management officer
  • occupational hygiene technician
  • compensation administrator
  • rehabilitation officer
  • risk manager
  • occupational health and safety consultant
  • human resource manager or advisor

Potential employers include:

  • local government agencies
  • ACC
  • Worksafe New Zealand
  • medium-large and large private companies.

English Language requirements:

  • An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in all bands ) issued within the last two years.

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Bachelor of Community Health course at the Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our centers.