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Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction

  • Certificate

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year part-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

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:

  • peer worker
  • support worker
  • advocate
  • youth worker
  • kaimahi
  • kaiawhina
  • community health worker
  • aged care worker
  • health coach
  • family violence worker.

They may work within:

  • District health boards
  • Primary health organisations
  • non-government organisations
  • local and central government
  • iwi social services and Maori health organisations
  • government agencies
  • culturally-specific services
  • the disability sector
  • aged care sector
  • public health units
  • youth services
  • the education sector
  • community organisations.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.