Support workers represent over 30% of the mental health and addiction workforce. They have been a primary driver of its growth over the past five years.
As a support worker in this field, you'll work to promote and sustain the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, whanau and communities.
There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.
The Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction provides an accessible first step qualification (particularly for the non-regulated workforce). It has been designed to be achievable if you have not previously completed higher education courses. It is also applicable to those who have entered the public health workforce from other disciplines.
With the Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction you'll possess knowledge and transferable skills to work within a range of mental health settings.
Roles may include:
They may work within:
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions: