APPLICATIONS REMAIN OPEN IN 2024 - Subject to availability!!

Rosebank Lifecare is a certified Aged Care Facility, which meets the Ministry of Health contract requirements, has a quality improvement programme in place and seeks to improve safe clinical services to residents by employing staff who meet the Nursing Council Standards for the Registered Nurse.

Rosebank Lifecare offers a unique Competency Assessment Programme that allows CAP student's to complete required theory and clinical hours onsite. With a dedicated CAP Coordinator and a purposely designed training/education suite onsite, students are guaranteed a highly successful and supportive environment in their transition, to becoming a Qualified Registered Nurse in New Zealand.

We believe in the importance of respecting the skills and experience of International Qualified Nurses and seek to work in partnership with CAP students, their families and Rosebank Lifecare residents. At Rosebank Lifecare we provide quality education whilst promoting the enhancement of professionalism through an ongoing and supportive learning process. We encourage individuality and base our learning approaches to meet the trans-cultural needs of all CAP students allowing them to broaden their horizons and perspectives in addition to making them competent in offering creative care to our residents whilst meeting Nursing Council Standards of Care.


The planned dates are;

  • 29th January to 15th March 2024 – CLOSED!!
  • 29th April to 21st June 2024 – CLOSED!!
  • 5th August to 27th September 2024 – CLOSED!!
  • 21st October to 13th December 2024 – (Subject to new conditions set by the NCNZ)
(These dates may be subject to change depending on numbers and NCNC Requirements) 

Requirements prior to programme entry:

Overseas Applicants

1. Copy of the Nursing Council of New Zealand letter directing them to complete a CAP, and indicating their type of registration (ie Registered Nurse)

2. Evidence of a PASS result in a Nursing Council-approved English language assessment, maximum of 2 sittings only (refer to NZ Nursing Council for PASS criteria)

3. International Police Check

4. Current Curriculum Vitae with References

5. Letter of application

6. Vaccination Status

Domestic Applicants

1. Copy of the Nursing Council of New Zealand letter directing them to complete a CAP, and indicating their type of registration (ie Registered Nurse)

2. Current Curriculum Vitae with references

3. Letter of application

4. Visa ( if you are residing in NZ currently)

5. Vaccination Status

Please note:
To be considered for placement on our course you must have had a minimum of two years adult general medical/surgical current postgraduate experience.
Rosebank Lifecare is a small Aged Care Facility that can ONLY offer TWO spaces per intake.
Due to the unprecedented number of applications, processing time of all applications is taking longer.  We will endeavor to respond to every application. However, if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of sending in your application, please make further contact. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • If you have current experience in Aged Care, your application will be highly regarded and prioritised as essential (following appropriate reference checks)
  • The course fee for 2023 is NZD$13,500 (FUNDING AVAILABLE – Refer to the ‘Te Whatu Ora’ Website)
  • The course runs for a minimum of 8 weeks  in which clinical performance will be assessed summatively using the Nursing Council of New Zealand Competency Checklist.  A maximum of 12 weeks can be negotiated to complete the course and obtain competency.
  • Accommodation is not included in the course fee and should be organised independently by the student. However, boarding recommendations are provided on acceptance on the course. Private insurance are the responsibility of the student.
  • Training Agreement: Rosebank is committed to investing their resources in the training and development of their employees. As such Rosebank promotes the attainment of marketable skills by sponsoring eligible employees through training programmes. Please enquire for further information pertaining to this.
  • Rosebank is an Aged Care organisation that offers exclusive exposure to this health sector only.


  • To facilitate a supportive transition to practice in New Zealand
  • To provide an overview of current nursing practice
  • To provide orientation to Rosebank Lifecare and Aged Care Health
  • To encourage personal and professional development
  • To actively recruit student nurses to work at Rosebank Lifecare

Please make enquiries to our Competency Assessment Coordinator or send your application (with necessary documents) to or call +64 275231166 – NOW!!

“I am proud to say that I was a CAP student Nurse of Rosebank. Rosebank is a wonderful environment to explore, learn and grow. They have well trained and expertise tutors and staff, who are very helpful to clear my doubts during the postings. We had good clinical exposure within the rest home and hospital side of Rosebank. We were treated with respect and care, even though we are foreigners. Also, they have a sociable and friendly atmosphere.  I strongly recommend Rosebank to pursue the dream of becoming RN in NZ.  Thank you Rosebank and team providing this opportunity and guiding me to pursue my career in New Zealand”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anju Joseph – October 2021
“I am more than happy to provide a testimony for the competency programme in which I was a participant in 2013. This course was a valuable learning experience for me to understand the New Zealand health system and helped me with the easy transition of my practice to New Zealand settings. The course provided me with great confidence to work comfortably with health consumers. My educator was an excellent tutor who was very encouraging and positive. The staff and management are very welcoming and friendly which helped me to settle easily especially in the first weeks of my life in New Zealand. I am pretty sure that the CAP programme in Rosebank will provide an easy transition for future students to the NZ health system”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John Mathai RN PGCertHSc – October 2021

Get in touch

03 308 0111
77 Walnut Ave, Ashburton 7700