Course

Being a Professional on the Ground (Mental Health and Addiction Support Strand)


Course code HWB404

This online course provides you with the opportunity to describe statutes and regulations that apply to your role within your organisation in a mental health and addiction sector.

You will look at tasks you do in your workplace and how these are linked to legislation and workplace policies and procedures. A person centred approach will be described in relation to the integration of a multi-disciplinary team and how this works for a range of the people involved in this group. A key focus will be how you work in this team to focus on a person centred approach for the people you support. 

For more information watch the introduction to the Being a Professional on the Ground (Mental Health and Addiction Support Strand) course.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 4  
    Credits 25 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.2083  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
    2019 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Online only
    2019 :  
    Online only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $875 + $60 annual administration fee
    2019 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $875 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • describe and explain statutes and regulations that underpin the practice of support workers in a mental health and addiction setting 
  • explain how their business policies and procedures link to the statutes and regulations
  • describe the interconnections between a multidisciplinary team that works with people they support in a mental health and addiction setting
  • describe the strengths and weaknesses of using a multidisciplinary team to support the needs and goals of a person they support in a mental health and addiction setting
  • implement and review strategies to ensure their contribution to a multidisciplinary team is effectively addressing the needs and goals of a person they support in a mental health and addiction setting
  • describe and apply values while working in a multi-disciplinary team supporting the goals and needs of a person they support in a mental health and addiction setting.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.