Learn more by completing an Arthritis IQ Course

These Online Courses provide professional development for non-clinical staff who work at the coal face with people who have arthritis, enabling best care and therefore increased independence for clients with arthritis. They will also help health providers to offer effective and timely in-service training and enable access to the skills and expertise of Arthritis New Zealand’s team of experienced Arthritis Educators.

These one-hour courses contain interactive content and activities that embed learning. A certificate is awarded following the completion of each course.


The initial courses cover gout arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and are available at no charge.

The courses are aimed at in-service staff education at:

  • Rest homes and retirement villages
  • Home-based support services
  • Whanau Ora health providers
  • Medical Centres
  • Health professionals

Gout Arthritis

New Zealand has the highest incidence of gout arthritis in the world. It can be painful and debilitating. It can be successfully managed. These courses cover what you need to know.


Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in New Zealand. It can be successfully managed. These courses cover what you need to know.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects many New Zealanders. It can be successfully managed. This course covers what you need to know.


Arthritis New Zealand respects and is committed to protecting your personal information. We are therefore committed to complying with the Privacy Act 2020, which requires us to tell you certain things about the personal information we need to carry out our functions. Accordingly, we maintain a privacy policy that explains how we may collect, store, use, and share your personal information.  Our privacy policy applies across all websites that we own and operate and all services we provide, including services you may receive from an Arthritis Educator. The entire policy is available here: https://www.arthritis.org.nz/privacy-policy/.

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