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

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

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:

  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Ethical practice and professionalism
  • Te Tiriti O Waitangi and bi-cultural practice
  • Professional and reflective practice

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.

Course Content

  • HWB 401 Ethical Practice and Professionalism
  • HWB 402 Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Bi-Cultural Practice
  • HWB 403 Professional Practice
  • HWB 404 Reflective Practice
  • HWB 405 New Zealand Society
  • HWB 406 Social Sciences
  • HWB 409 Mental Health and Addictions Practical
  • HWB 410 Mental Health and Addiction

Career Opportunities

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.

Satisfactory Completion

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:

  • Attended for not less than 80% of timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support programme of study;
  • Completed all theory and practical exercises as required and successfully completed all eight paper descriptors to the value of 120 credits and in accordance with the programme schedule.

Entry criteria

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.

Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

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