National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4)
NC1678Closed to new enrolments
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.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Open
Cost$3,224 NZ Domestic
Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.
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.
Closed to new students
This programme is closed to new students.
If you are interested in studying a Level 4 qualification in this field, try the qualification linked to below:
If you enrolled in NC1678 National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) before 6 June 2017 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.
Fee free offer
We are currently offering this qualification fee free. For information check the Fee free offer tab.
What you will learn
When you achieve this qualification you will know about:
- factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health and addiction problems
- mental health disorders and addiction
- the impact of mental illness and addiction on people and their families/whänau
- the type and purpose of mental health and addiction services in New Zealand
- the role, interventions and models used by mental health and addiction support workers
- the law related to mental health and addiction services
- engaging with people who use mental health and addiction services
- involving families/whānau and other support people
- developing wellness support plans
- working safely and ethically.
This qualification will prepare you for a career as a support worker in the mental health, addictions or disability sector.
Check our a range of social health and wellbeing qualifications, including a Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing: