Health and Wellbeing

NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing
(Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
(With strands in Mental Health and Addiction Support and Disability Support)

full-time: 34 study weeks + holiday
part-time: 2 academic years
Campus: new lynn, HAMILTON
Credits: 120 credits
  • Open entry with interview
  • Preference will be given to students with qualifications in Information Technology Level 3/4 and above, and/or NCEA level 2/3 OR overseas high school certificate
English Requirements
  • IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or other NZQA approved criteria
If you require assistance in gaining the correct English Language proficiency, please visit our sister school, Seafield School of English.
This programme requires students to have access to a laptop/desktop that can connect to the internet with a web browser and a required minimum screen size of 10 inches. For device specifications, please talk to your Course Advisor.

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This programme is designed to provide graduates with the skills, knowledge and professional attributes required to provide person-centred support to those with mental health and/or addiction needs or people with disabilities and to their family/whanau.

The skills gained within this programme are transferred into work practice, with a supervised work placement in a New Zealand mental health and addiction service or disability support service organisation. Graduates will be able to take an entry level role in a mental health and addiction or disability support workplace.

Students are provided a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills, professional expectations and communications skills in Semester 1 through four common courses and then, in Semester 2, choose to study either:

- Strand 1: Mental Health and Addiction Support OR
- Strand 2: Disability Support

Students will complete a 200-hour Practicum work placement over 10 weeks at the end of the programme to apply and consolidate their knowledge and skills and to reflect on their own role.

This programme is available for Domestic and International students
Work Placement Hours: 200 hours
Entry Requirements

Common Courses

Effective Communication and Engagement
Cultural Competency in the context of Māori Wellbeing
Personal Leadership and Reflective Practice in Healthcare
Professionalism, Safety and Quality in Healthcare

Strand 1: Mental Health and Addiction Support

Introduction to Mental Health and Addiction in Aotearoa/NZ
Mental Health and Addiction Support - Practicum
Mental Health and Addiction Support Workers

Strand 2: Disability Support

Introduction to Disability Support in Aotearoa/NZ
Disability Support - Practicum
Disability Support Workers

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