National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work)
|Programme summary||Career opportunities||Courses & timetables||Admission requirements|
4, 120 1.0
Full-time for 40 weeks
This programme only starts in July each year
by 3 May 2013
Semester dates for 2013:
Semester 1: 29 January - 25 June; Semester 2: 16 July - 10 December
NZ$5063 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
|Applications are now open for Semester 2|
Develop the skills to become a safe and effective mental health support worker, and gain a basic understanding of mental health issues. Learn from staff who have worked, or are currently working, in the mental health sector themselves.
Are you working in mental health or would you like to? The National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) gives you a basic understanding of mental health, wellness and recovery. Students often come from non-governmental organisations, forensic settings, kaupapa Maori services, Pacific Island services, recreation and rehabilitation services, and in-patient settings. Some students may have also experienced their own mental health issues or supported family/friends through mental illness.
- Covers the knowledge and skills you need to practise safely and professionally as a mental health support worker.
- Suitable for newcomers to the field of mental health and for those who are already working in mental health.
- Supported by services in the mental health field. You'll learn what is up-to-date and relevant to your career.
- Close links with industry training organisation, Careerforce.
- Work placement as part of your study: all students need to attend a mental health setting for 16 hours per week (or equivalent block course hours). We try to find placements for students not currently working in mental health.
- Lecturers with a broad range of clinical and teaching experience in the mental health sector.
- Focus on effective communication skills to enhance your relationships with consumers, families and community networks.
- Opportunities to learn more about yourself and others, by looking at different cultures, values and attitudes.
Last edited: 12 February 2013