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AUT Certificate of Proficiency in Pacific Nutrition

Do you work in the health or education sector? Do you work with Pacific communities in a training, advice and/or support role? This AUT, Level 4, Pacific nutrition course could be for you. Find out how you can register.

Graduates of the AUT Pacific Nutrition course

Enrol in a certified course on Pacific nutrition. The AUT Certificate of Proficiency in Pacific Nutrition will teach you about the relationship between the types of food we eat, and the effect they can have on our health. You will learn about how food affects health, emphasising the importance of traditional foods as part of a nutritious, balanced diet. Every life stage is covered from age 0 - 65+.

Learn how to share the information you have learnt with your families, communities and workplaces.

This course is delivered in two formats, face-to-face and online. This year, the face-to-face course will be delivered in three parts, through 9 x 3 hour evening sessions, once a week over 9 weeks.

The online course is delivered in three parts, through 12 x 2 hour evening sessions, once a week over twelve weeks. 

For details on what you will learn in each training part, download our course outline (PDF)

From 1 January 2024 the cost has now increased to $150 per person.

To attend this course you will need to:

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Supply proof of eligibility to study in New Zealand
  • Complete the online AUT enrolment form
  • Attend all face-to-face (or) online classes
  • Actively take part in learning activities, discussions and group work
  • Complete online readings, activities and assessments
  • Pay $150 per person prior to the course starting (heavily subsidised by Te Whatu Ora) 

What's the course like?

Susan shares what she enjoyed about the Proficiency in Pacific nutrition course.

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When is the next course?

Intake 1 

Part 1

Evening 1: Wednesday 1 May

Evening 2: Wednesday 8 May

Evening 3: Wednesday 15 May

Evening 4: Wednesday 22 May

Delivered online via Microsoft Teams, 6pm to 8pm.

Registrations open now.


Please get your certified identification documents completed.

Part 2

Evening 5: Wednesday 29 May

Evening 6: Wednesday 5 June

Evening 7: Wednesday 12 June

Evening 8: Wednesday 19 June

Part 3

Evening 9: Wednesday 26 June

Evening 10: Wednesday 3 July

Evening 11: Wednesday 10 July

Evening 12: Wednesday 17 July

Intake 2

Part 1

Evening 1: Wednesday 21 August

Evening 2: Wednesday 28 August

Evening 3: Wednesday 4 September

Heart Foundation

9 Kalmia Street

Ellerslie, Auckland 1051


5:30pm – 8:30pm

Registrations opening later in 2024, watch this space.

Part 2

Evening 4: Wednesday 11 September

Evening 5: Wednesday 18 September

Evening 6: Wednesday 25 September

Part 3

Evening 7: Wednesday 2 October

Evening 8: Wednesday 9 October

Evening 9: Wednesday 16 October

How do I register?

To register for a course complete the following three steps:

1. Complete the online registration form.

         Intake 1 - Register now

2. Supply proof of New Zealand residency.

  • To complete your registration, you will need to supply verified proof of New Zealand residency (i.e. a signed copy of a New Zealand Passport, Foreign Passport with New Zealand Residency Visa, Certificate of Citizenship, New Zealand Birth Certificate). 
  • Note: Unfortunately, you are not able to use a New Zealand Drivers Licence as proof of identification for residency. 
  • These documents must be certified by a Justice of the Peace (Citizens Advice Bureaus or Local Libraries usually have a Justice of the Peace on staff).

3.    Submit your documents to us and courier or post your certified identification documents with proof of New Zealand residency to:

Pacific Heartbeat – CPPN
PO Box 17160
Greenlane, Auckland 1546

Please note: Acceptance into this course is not automatic. Acceptance is based on all the relevance the training package has in relation to the line of work you are in. As this course is delivered in partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT), once your registration has been accepted by the Heart Foundation you will be required to complete an AUT online enrolment which we will supply. 

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