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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Mental Health and Addiction) (Level 4)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022


Ara Institute of Canterbury


Help individuals in mental health and addiction settings to recover and build resilience.

This programme is designed to equip you to work effectively as an addiction and mental health support worker in the health and wellbeing sector.

You'll acquire the skills required to support individuals to recover and build resilience, and learn how to engage and communicate with people in a way that respects their socio-cultural identity. During the programme you’ll also develop your capabilities in the areas of self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership.

As part of your studies, you’ll undertake 200 hours of workplace practice, giving you hands-on experience in addiction and mental health settings that will prepare you well for employment.

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