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

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Certificate in Work and Life Skills (Supported Learning)

If you require intensive support with your learning, this certificate will help you develop practical skills to assist in independence for learning, working and living, so you can take a more active role in employment and the community.

This certificate incorporates NZQA Supported Learning Units, providing an opportunity for you to gain national recognition and acknowledgement for your achievements. The programme aims to enhance your literacy and numeracy skills and, personal and workplace readiness.

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Alice Hawkins

Alice Hawkins, National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support Student

I aspire to help other people in leading a more fulfilled and better quality of life. The staff are incredibly supportive and encouraging, the students are all very friendly and it is a peaceful atmosphere for studying.

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Diana Kirton

Diana is the Practicum Manager for the School of Health and Sport Science at EIT. This role involves 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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