Level 3 Health Education (L3HEA)


In Level Three Health students consider broader societal issues that affect the wellbeing of whole communities or populations. Students are encouraged student to look beyond their own known situations and consider health situations from different perspectives for a range of populations.

What will I learn?

You will investigate a number of different issues related to self, others, and society. Your major areas of study will include:

  • New Zealand and international health issue

  • current health practices

  • health promotion.

What should I have done already?

12 Credits at NCEA Level Two Health. Or Head of Learning Area approval.

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

In the event you do not pass the standard at assessment time you may be provided with an opportunity to reassess your work at the teacher’s discretion.

Late work

Work submitted late for any internally assessed standards will not be marked. If there is a genuine reason or explanation why you are unable to submit the work then you are able to apply for an extension. This should occur prior to the due date and not after. Approach your subject teacher and make your case. Read the NCEA student handbook for more information.

Where does this course lead?

Health Education is a university entrance approved subject. The achievement standard credits you gain can be used to gain NCEA level 3 along with entrance into university or other tertiary education.

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the course costs page.