NZ Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (Applied Practice) (Mental Health) [Level 5]

Study Options



1 year


Level 5

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Make a Difference in your Community

The NZ Diploma in Health & Wellbeing (Practice/Applied Practice) Level 5 programme offers you stimulating training, leading towards an advanced qualification as a Mental Health and Addiction team member.

Students are expected to have completed either the NZ Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) with a strand in Mental Health and addiction studies or the National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) or to have prior experience working in the health sector to enrol in this diploma programme.



There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

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

Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

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


This programme has a large practicum component and on-line learning opportunities alongside six, three day class room block courses scheduled regularly though the year.

This programme is open to all people who fulfil the entry criteria.

Subject areas: building rapport and relationships; health, community and sustainability; recovery (mental health & addiction) issues; professional practice, ethics and leadership; integraging māori perspectives and approaches.

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



Entry and entry with credit

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.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus


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 or call in for a chat.