Health and Community Short Course

Building health equity and cultural safety in Aotearoa/New Zealand

The Building health equity and cultural safety in Aotearoa/New Zealand short course has been developed in partnership with Practice Managers & Administrators Association of New Zealand  (PMAANZ) and is suitable for all staff, GP’s, Nurses and Doctors within the medical practice.


  • Course Fees
  • Duration
    up to 12 hours
  • Delivery
    Individual students (online)

A short course can be a great way to improve your skills quickly and improve your prospects when applying for a new job or promotion!

This short course covers topics such as the social determinants of health, implicit bias, using data and tools to evaluate equity, leadership to achieve equity, patient and whanau-centred care, health literacy and Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles.

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Students upon successful completion of these two modules in this short course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

1. Health equity in practice

This module introduces equity in healthcare, including the contributing factors and barriers to achieving equity in health outcomes for disadvantaged groups. It discusses the strategic context of health equity, and introduces specific tools to define, measure and implement effective strategies to support staff in understanding health equity and how to achieve it for your community.

2. Cultural safety in healthcare practice

This module introduces cultural safety as a high priority strategy to achieving equity in health outcomes for disadvantaged groups with a specific focus on providing culturally safe healthcare environments for Māori, thereby meeting the practice’s obligations under the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.




Recommended Education

  • Year 12; OR
  • Certificate IV level qualification; OR
  • Language, literacy, and numeracy evaluation.

Recommended Work Experience

  • Currently working as a Practice manager; OR
  • 3+ years of RELEVANT work experience; OR
  • 5+ years of ANY work experience.

Industry Recognition

Practice Managers & Administrators Association of New Zealand  (PMAANZ)

  • Successful completion of this course along with the Diploma of Leadership in Healthcare Practice qualifies you to become a “Certified Practice Manager” under the PMAANZ membership guidelines.

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