New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)

40 Weeks

To provide students with the skills and knowledge to work with clients who have mental health and addictions needs.

If you want to work alongside people and whānau across the health and wellbeing sectors, including mental health and addiction support work, this programme is for you. You’ll learn all the tools and strategies to foster hope, support recovery and build resilience in individuals and families.

Graduates of this programme are able to:

  • engage and communicate with people, family and/or whānau accessing social and community services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge
  • relate the history of Māori as tangata whenua and knowledge of person-whānau interconnectedness to own role in a health and wellbeing setting
  • display self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in a health and wellbeing setting
  • actively contribute to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in a health and wellbeing organisation
  • relate the purpose and impact of own role to the aims of the wider health and wellbeing sector.

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

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants under 20 years

  • Have achieved NCEA Level 1; or
  • Any approved qualification at Level 3 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework

Applicants 20 years or over

  • Must be able to demonstrate skills for tertiary study that have been acquired through study, work and/or life experience

Other Requirements
All applicants must be prepared to authorise a current police check to ensure suitability. The Vulnerable Children Act 2014 will prohibit students with “specified offences” from working with children in some roles and this may hinder their ability to complete the qualification/s. Students should check whether their convictions apply. A full list of the specified offences can be found here (search for “specified offences”).

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence. 

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
Kaitaia
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$5,531
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Kerikeri
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$5,531
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Whangārei
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
,
February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
Dates:
Available to start at regular intervals throughout the year.
Delivery:
Part Time
or
only.
Full Time
only.
.
Short Course
Price:
Fees:
$5,531
International
International Fees:
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
.

All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Education and Employment Pathways

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to health and wellbeing, this qualification may lead on to the 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.

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to leadership and management, this qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4), the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) or bachelor’s degrees in related leadership and management subject areas.

To complete this programme, students must achieve a minimum of 120 credits. Students must attend at least 80% of weekly study days.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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