New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strand in Mental Health and Addiction Support

  • 25 February 2019
  • Level 4
  • 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $5,873 - Domestic student (2019)
    $POA - International student

Qualification overview

Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will be able to work alongside people, family and/or whānau in a mental health addiction setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to foster hope, support recovery and build resilience.



Entry requirements

• NCEA Level two or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects, including the literacy requirements for University Entrance; or
• Equivalent knowledge, skills, work experience or study.

Candidates for this qualification should be aware that employees and volunteers working in the health and wellbeing sectors are required to undergo initial and ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support.

Career Options

Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will be employed in roles supporting people foster hope and support recovery including mental health and addiction support work.

Further study options

New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6) or bachelor’s degrees in related health and wellbeing subject areas.