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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 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 how to make everyday traditional foods healthier. 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. The face-to-face course is delivered in three parts, through 6 x 4 hour evening sessions, once a week over eight weeks. There is a one-week break between parts one and two.

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)

To attend this course you will need to:

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Supply proof of eligibility to study in New Zealand
  • Attend all online classes
  • Actively take part in learning activities, discussions and group work
  • Complete online readings, activities and assessments
  • Pay $100 per person.

NOTE: Due to Covid-19, both 2022 intakes will be delivered online.

What's the course like?

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When is the next course?

Intake 2

LocationDate / TimeVenueEnrol before

 Part 1

  • Evening 1: Wednesday 3 August
  • Evening 2: Wednesday 10 August
  • Evening 3: Wednesday 17 August
  • Evening 4: Wednesday 24 August

 Part 2

  • Evening 1: Wednesday 31 August
  • Evening 2: Wednesday 7 September
  • Evening 3: Wednesday 14 September
  • Evening 4: Wednesday 21 September

 Part 3

  • Evening 1: Wednesday 28 September
  • Evening 2: Wednesday 5 October
  • Evening 3: Wednesday 12 October
  • Evening 4: Wednesday 19 October
 Online Registrations closed. 2023 dates coming soon.

How do I register?

To register for a course complete the following three steps*:

1. Complete the registration form (online)

NB: The registration form will be available here when the next course intake opens.

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 Residency Visa, Certificate of Citizenship, New Zealand Birth Certificate).

Unfortunately you are not able to use a NZ Drivers Licence as proof of residency.

These documents must be certified by a Justice of the Peace (Citizens Advice Bureaus usually have a Justice of the Peace on staff) or, if you are in Auckland, you can bring the original in to the Heart Foundation office and we can copy and sign it for you.

3. Submit your documents to us

Please courier or post your certified documents with proof of NZ residency to:

Pacific Heartbeat - CPPN

9 Kalmia Street, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051


PO Box 17160, Greenlane, Auckland 1546


*Please note that acceptance into this course is not automatic. Acceptance is based on the relevance the training package has in relation to the line of work you are in. As this course is delivered in partnership with AUT, once your registration has been accepted, you will also be required to complete the online registration form through the AUT website.

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