Pay for health promoters varies depending on qualifications, experience, and employer.
Source : District Health Boards (DHB) / Public Sector Agreement (PSA), 'Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA)', 2017.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Health promoters may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Health promoters need to have :
Health promoters :
There are no specific entry requirements to become a health promoter. However, employers often prefer you to have a health promotion qualification such as a New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5).
A certificate, diploma or degree in a related area can also be useful. Related subject areas include :
It is also useful to have experience in a related field such as :
Some health promoters learn skills on the job while studying toward a relevant qualification.
The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 means that if you have certain serious convictions, you can’t be employed in a role where you are responsible for, or work alone with, children.
There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a health promoter. However, health education, biology, chemistry, te reo Māori, home economics (food and nutrition), and social studies are useful.
Health promoters need to be :
Useful experience for health promoters includes :
As many health promoters work in a specific area of health, such as helping people to stop smoking, or with a particular sector of the community, such as children, experience in these areas or with these groups is useful.