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If you’re working in mental health and addiction services as a support worker (paid or volunteer), then the National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support is the right qualification for you. Mental health and addiction support workers and volunteers help people with mental health and/or addiction issues and are employed by district health boards or the community. As an Open Polytechnic student, you’ll be able to work and live your life as you study this part-time programme which is designed to be completed over a period of 18 months.
NC1678 National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) is closed to new students.
If you are interested in studying a Level 4 qualification in this field, please click on the link to find out more about the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
If you were already enrolled in NC1678 National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) prior to 6 June 2017 with Open Polytechnic, you can continue to enrol in your next course to complete your qualification.
Please note, you must be enrolled in your last course by the April block in 2019, to complete your studies by November 2019. As a current student you will be entitled to the fees free offer detailed below.
We are currently offering this qualification fee free. For information about how to enrol in the fee free offer, check out the Choose courses tab below.
Ensure you also read the terms and conditions under the Fee free offer tab.
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
When you achieve this qualification you will know about:
This qualification will prepare you for a career as a support worker in the mental health, addictions or disability sector.
You may be interested in other qualifications offered at Open Polytechnic such as the Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing with a major in Mental Health and Addictions
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
You will need to complete workplace-based tasks verified by your supervisor including workbook assessments that are assessed by Open Polytechnic tutors. The first three modules have two assessments each and the last two modules have three assessments each. There are no exams. Some assessments may need to be submitted online.