Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
Southern Institute of Technology
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 Mental Health and Addiction Support.
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 Mental Health and Addiction Support stand will allow you to work in a mental health addiction setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to foster hope, support recovery 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 Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will be able to be employed in the health and wellbeing sector in roles that support people, foster hope and support recovery including mental health and addiction support work.
To be eligible for award of the qualification the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) Mental Health and Addiction Support, 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.