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NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) [Level 4] With a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

1 year

Level

Level 4

Make a Difference in your Community

The NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) [Level 4] With a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support is a full-time, one year programme which offers you stimulating studies. This qualification provides a pathway towards a career in many aspects of mental health and addictions..

Dates

There is one entry date per year:

  • Mid February

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

In the diverse mental health and addiction environment, support workers provide a variety of services to clients within a range of health and community settings.

Possible jobs and career opportunities exist within:

  • Community-based support services
  • Day programmes
  • Iwi health providers
  • Mental health and addiction support services
  • Peer support
  • Residential support services
  • Volunteer sector

Outline

The NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) [Level 4] With a strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support is an initial qualification if you wish to enter mental health or addiction support work, assisting consumers/tangata whai ora to develop and implement individual lifestyle or support plans. This programme is open to all people who fulfill the entry criteria.  Fees are paid by the individual student.

Part-time options will be considered following discussion with the Programme Coordinator.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.

Entry

Academic Criteria Required

  • Meet the NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy Requirements, or provide evidence of achievement at an equivalent level. OR
  • Attend an information session with a member of the academic staff and successful completion of the alternative academic entry test.

Information session

An information session is compulsory for those who do not meet the academic entry criteria and it is recommended for those who do meet the academic entry criteria. It will allow parties to exchange information about what the programme provides for students, and requires of students. Included will be discussion on possible career paths for the student, motivation, physical and emotional requirements, and applicant’s abilities, background, experiences and interests. Attendance of whanau members and/or other support people is encouraged. 

Alternative academic entry assessment

The alternative academic entry assessment will measure applicants’ literacy and numeracy ability to ensure that it is of a level to cope with the demands of the programme.

Professional criteria

All applicants are required to:

  • Sign a declaration and a request for personal information held on the Police computer.

If the declaration identifies any issue that may impact on the student’s ability to complete the programme, the student can discuss these with the Programme Coordinator at an information session. EIT reserves the right to decline entry to the programme should an applicant’s police record be such that they would be considered unsuitable for the type of work undertaken whilst on this programme or by graduates of this programme.  The guidelines on which this decision will be based are the relevant professional association or industry requirements.

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus

Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact info@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.