Diploma in Applied Mental Health (Level 6)

Qualification code OP6120

This diploma is for people who are interested in pursuing a career in psycho-social rehabilitation, providing support for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Are you interested in a career in addiction services?

You may be able to study our new applied degree pathway which will give you practical skills to help people who are experiencing addiction issues.

Our new pathway is also recognised by professional association, Addiction Practitioners Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand (DAPAANZ), who were established to represent the professional interests of addiction services practitioners nationwide.

For more information view the brochure below or request a brochure to be sent to you. If you have any questions please contact us.


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Psychology (3.8 MB PDF)

  • Level 6  
    Credits 120 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $4,380 NZ Domestic

    Approximate total cost for the full qualification based on 2015 fee information. This does not include annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility


You will complete a 40 hour practicum for 73328 within a mental health and addictions service, organised through Platform, a network of community-based mental health and addictions services. Please contact us before you apply to enrol in the course to discuss the practicum.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams