New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) (Mental Health and Addiction Support) [Version 2]
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health and wellbeing sector with people who have the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work alongside people, family and/or whānau accessing social and community services.
This is an entry level qualification targeted at people already working in, or those who intend to be employed in, or develop a career in supporting the health and wellbeing of people, family and/or whānau and the wider community.
This programme can only be studied part-time and is not eligible for Student Loans.
This programme of study has practical components that may require access to a workplace covered under the Government’s COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
Visit the COVID-19 page of our website for more information on how the Government mandate on COVID-19 vaccinations for some sectors may affect completion of the practical components of your study programme.Learn more
The programme code for this qualification was changed from NZ299203 to NZ299204 in March 2023. This was due to a programme update, there is no change to the study pathway for learners undertaking this programme
Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand may work in roles such as mental health and addiction support workers, addiction programme facilitators, day programme facilitators, caregivers, and residential support workers.
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What will you learn
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
- Engage and communicate with tangata, family and/or whānau accessing social and community services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge.
- Apply knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to honour the history and context of Māori as tangata whenua and apply knowledge of person-whānau interconnectedness to own role in a health and wellbeing setting.
- Demonstrate self-awareness, reflective practice, personal leadership and self-care in a health and wellbeing setting.
- Actively contribute to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in a health and wellbeing organisation.
- Use knowledge of the aims and purpose(s) of the wider health and wellbeing sectors to reflect on their impact on own role.
Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will be able to:
- Apply mental health and/or addiction tools and strategies when working alongside tangata, family and/or whānau to support autonomy, foster hope, and develop resilience.