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.

The course is delivered in three parts, both online and through six evening classes, once a week over eight weeks. There is a one week break between parts one and two.

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
  • Actively take part in learning activities, discussions and group work
  • Complete online readings, activities and assessments
  • Attend all of the classes
  • Pay $100 per person.

When is the next course?

LocationDate / TimeVenueEnrol before

From March to May 2020
6 Tuesday evenings


Part 1: March 24, March 31
Break: April 7
Part 2: April 14, April 21
Break: April 28
Part 3: May 5 May 12

South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Trust, 1 Maraetai Road, Tokoroa

19 February, 2020


From June to July 2020
6 Wednesday evenings


Part 1: June 3, June 10
Break: June 17
Part 2: June 24, 1 July
Break: July 8
Part 3: July 15, July 22

Heart Foundation 9 Kalmia Street, Ellerslie

23 April, 2020


From September to October 2020
6 Wednesday evenings


Part 1: Sept 2, Sept 9
Break: Sept 16
Part 2: Sept 23, Sept 30
Break: Oct 7
Part 3: Oct 14, Oct 21

To be confirmed

Registration opening soon

How do I register?

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

1. Complete the registration form (online)

Tokoroa - March to May, 2020

Auckland - June to July, 2020

For enquiries about courses in other regions please contact us.


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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