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Mental Health and Addiction

(Level 4)

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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)
33 WeeksOpen to international studentsStudy from home option

Do you want to support individuals in their journey towards improved mental health? 

To help those struggling through the fight against addiction? 

The most common mental health issues in New Zealand include anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. 

This course will help you learn about Aotearoa’s health and well-being organisation, and then focus on the field of Mental Health and Addiction Support. You’ll discover the range of career paths and learn the skills necessary to work with people, groups, and communities. 

On Campus: You’ll experience a unique combination of practical on-campus learning and flexible learning from home. This means you'll have the choice to work and study at the same time if you choose.  

Online: You'll need to be working or volunteering with a registered healthcare provider to take advantage of our online study option. This will help you advance your skills while you continue to work, giving you the flexibility, tools and resources to learn anytime, anywhere at your own pace.

You'll also gain industry experience at a healthcare provider as part of your training. 

  • You will learn:

  • Mental health and addiction support practices.

  • About Aotearoa’s health and well-being sector and professional practices within them.

  • The importance of communication and cultural identity.

  • Tikanga and hauora Māori.

  • How to engage and communicate with Tangata, family and/or whānau.

  • To apply knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  • Develop your leadership and self-care skills.

  • How to contribute to safety and quality in a healthcare organisation.

  • Reflection on the impacts of the wider health and wellbeing sectors.

Course start dates


94 Tristram Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204

May 13, 2024
Jul 22, 2024

Auckland Central

100 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

May 20, 2024
Jul 22, 2024


Study from anywhere in NZ.

May 27, 2024
Aug 26, 2024


621 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Jul 22, 2024
Oct 7, 2024


1 Prosser Street, Elsdon, Porirua 5022, Wellington

Jul 29, 2024
Aug 12, 2024


85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

Oct 7, 2024

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