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Health and Community Wellness

Become a support worker or health promoter with EIT’s Community Support, Māori Health and Mental Health programmes. The Certificate in Work and Life Skills gives opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

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National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support

Do you want to reach out to and support those people in your community who struggle with mental illness? If so, the National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support will give you the skills to help them through their tough times.

When you’ve completed this certificate you’ll be ready to help and support people dealing with mental health issues or take your career to the next level with the Diploma in Mental Health and Addiction Support.

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Louise Pidd, Graduate National Certificate in Community Suppory

Louise Pidd, National Certificate in Health, Disability and Aged Support (Core Competencies)(Level 3)

"Not only have I gained a qualification but I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience!"

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Diana Kirton

Diana is the Assistant Head of School, Health, Recreation and Sport at EIT. This role involves overseeing a number of the programmes, as well as establishing links within the community that will create practical work experience for students within the School.

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Some of these programmes have been granted funding opportunities from the Ministry of Health and Mental Health Commission. Further details can be obtained from the programme coordinators.


Enrolling into a certificate programme provides students with an introduction to the Health sciences. This can lead into a variety of other programmes including, Foundations for Nursing, Recreation and sport, Health promotion, Recreation and Sport, Body and Beauty and the Bachelor of Nursing.

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