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

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

Become a mental health and addiction support worker. Foster hope, support recovery and build resilience. This programme is designed for those working in the sector.

Flexible study options

The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) uses blended learning methods for delivery that combines face to face, online delivery and work-integrated learning. Students attend the polytechnic three days per course, with the remaining hours completed in the work place. Workplace hours are a minimum of 6 hours per week and independent study is approximately nine hours per week.

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How to apply

Before you start your application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:

  • Completed supplementary application form
  • Referee report
  • Verified ID
  • Verified official transcripts

Give the referee report to a person who is willing to be your referee. Ask them to complete the form and either return to yourself (so you can upload with your application), or scan and email to enrolments@wandw.ac.nz within 10 days. Please note applications will not be processed the referee report has been received.

Alternatively, completed applications can be printed off and either:

Mailed to:

Enrolments, Whitireia New Zealand

DX SX33459

Dropped into:

Enrolments, Whitireia New Zealand

3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua 

Entry requirements

Domestic 

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent; evidence of suitability based on referees and safety check, to meet relevant legislation.

International 

Proven equivalence for Domestic Entry Requirements plus IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with no band score lower than 5.5.**

COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all students applying for entry to a health or social practice programme are strongly recommended to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Offering Institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia.

On 1 September 2022, the operations of Whitireia transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing Whitireia programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.

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