Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
SIT Queenstown Campus
Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to work alongside people, family and/or whanau with the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with a strand in Social Services.
This entry-level qualification was designed for people already working in, or those who intend to develop a career supporting the health and wellbeing of people, family and the wider community.
The Social Services stand will allow you to work in a social services or community setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.
You will learn:
This qualification is not associated with professional registration or a clinical scope of practice, but will allow you to work for an organisation in within the health and wellbeing sectors.
Graduates of the Social Services strand will be employed in roles supporting people to reduce vulnerability and build resilience including family violence support, social justice advocacy, community development work and refugee support.
To be eligible for award of the qualification the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction Support, and Social Services, they must have:
Open to mature aged applicants (20 years of age and above) due to the complex psychosocial nature of this work. Candidates for this qualification should be aware that employees and volunteers working in the health and wellbeing sectors are required to undergo initial and ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support.
English Language Requirements