Qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4) - 120 credits

Programme Duration: 46 weeks

Start Date: 25 November 2019

Programme Cost for International Learners: $4335.00 ( fees free or studylink loans and allowances may be available) Course Costs: $225 (workplace uniform, badge and police check)

Programme Cost for International Learners (NZD): $14250.00 (Tutition Costs), $1500.00 (Resource Fee), $250.00 (Registration Fee), $550.00 (Insurance) and $50.00 (Bank Fees)

Location: 10 Pioneer Street, Henderson

 

Overview of the Programme


This programme will provide organisations associated with mental health / addiction and/or Dementia Care with graduates who can demonstrate the ability to work effectively in this sector.

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and behaviours including; dignity, empathy and respect that are required to work within this setting, providing support to the client, family/whanau and colleagues.

Working in the mental health sectors is a challenging and rewarding occupation.

Graduates will have been taught how to maximise their effectiveness, providing safe and ethical practice, contributing to a constantly changing environment.

Graduates will have some prior experience from working in the health and wellbeing setting and are intending to further their knowledge, skills and working opportunities by extending into the mental health / addiction and/or dementia care area.

 

Aims


Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Acknowledge a person’s culture and previous experiences, communicate effectively providing support in a mental health/addiction and/or dementia care setting.
  • Provide a service reflecting own and New Zealand’s cultural awareness, especially the effects of Maori as Tangata Whenua.
  • Exhibit personal leadership in the health and wellbeing service that demonstrate self-awareness and self-reflection.
  • Demonstrate ethical, professional and safety orientated behaviour, contributing effectively to the health wellbeing organisation.
  • Understand their role and the implications that this role has on the wider health sector.
  • Effectively support and nurture all people living and working in the mental health / addictions and/or dementia care environment.

 

Modules


 1: Personal Growth (18 credits)

This module is designed for learners to gain a more in depth understanding about personal growth as a worker in the healthcare industry. This module is person centred, focussing on the individual, their strengths and improving their weaknesses.

The module consists of the following unit standards:

26990: Demonstrate ethical practice and reflect on own ethical practice as a mental health and addiction support worker

28992: Apply self-reflection in a health or wellbeing setting

28994: Describe leadership in a health or wellbeing setting

 

♦ 2: Contributions to the Workplace (15 credits)

Using a strengths and knowledge based approach, this module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding about the culture of service quality and safety in the health and wellbeing settings.

The module consists of the following unit standards:

29455: Contribute to a culture of service quality, professionalism and ethical practice in a health or wellbeing setting

30201: Contribute to quality and safety in a health or wellbeing setting


♦ 3: Communication and Engagement (17 credits)

Working in this complex environment a person centres and strengths based approach is required. This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding communication and engagement of the client, family/whanau and community

The module consists of the following unit standards:

28557: Communicate to support people’s health and wellbeing

29459: Engage with tangata whenua and provide information on community support services in a health or wellbeing setting

27081: Describe communication, and correct use of techniques, in de-escalation in mental health and addiction services

 

♦ 4: Mental Health and Addiction Issues, Behaviour and Wellbeing (16 credits)

This module is designed for learners to gain an understanding of mental health and addiction issues, co-existing problems, common substance and non-substance addictions, effects, types of addictive behaviour and factors contributing to mental health and wellbeing. 

The module consists of the following unit standards:

26984: Describe mental health and addiction issues and the potential impact of co-existing problems

27076: Describe common substance and non-substance addictions in New Zealand, their effects, and types of addictive behaviour

26971: Describe factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health problems

 

♦ 5: Understanding Mental Health and Addiction (20 credits)

This module is designed for learners to gain an understanding of mental health and addiction issues at different life stages. Exploring the mental health and addiction sector in New Zealand, their own role as a mental health and addiction support worker, carry out delegated tasks and contribute in a team while looking at interventions and models.

The module consists of the following unit standards:

26988: Describe mental health and addiction issues at different life stages and support a service user at one life stage

26986: Describe the mental health and addiction sector in New Zealand and carry out delegated tasks of own role in the sector

26972: Describe interventions and models used by mental health and addiction support workers when working with service users

 

♦ 6: Relationships in Healthcare (24 credits)

This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding of relationships and communication in healthcare. This understanding includes the perceptions of the learner and this person centred approach is intrinsic to the module.

The module consists of the following unit standards:

28984: Work collaboratively in a health or wellbeing setting

27885: Describe relationships between practitioners, and roles and responsibilities in group processes in a health care context

29460: Develop and maintain positive relationships to achieve outcomes in a health or wellbeing setting

 

♦ 7: Cultural identity and related issues (10 credits)

This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding of cultural identity and related issues combines a person centred and directed approach with an awareness and knowledge of the impact of other cultures.

The module consists of the following unit standards:

27141: Demonstrate knowledge of cultural identities and culture-related issues in an aged care, health, or disability context

28558: Explain the impacts of colonisation on health and wellbeing for tangata whenua, and in a health or wellbeing setting

 

Pathways


Education Pathway: For graduates who wish to pursue further study related to health and wellbeing, this qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5), New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6) or bachelor’s degrees in related health and wellbeing subject areas.

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to leadership and management, this qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4), the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) or bachelor’s degrees in related leadership and management subject areas.

Employment Pathway: Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a range of roles working alongside people, family and whanau across health and wellbeing sectors.

Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will be employed in roles supporting people to foster hope and support recovery. These can include; mental health and addiction support facilities, aged care residential and home care specialising in dementia care.

 

Entry Criteria


  • Aged 18 years of age and over
  • New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • NCEA Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy or equivalent
  • Healthcare sector experience as healthcare assistant / volunteer
  • The learner holds the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) or the equivalent qualification
  • Clean criminal record (an initial check will be completed through the New Zealand Police to ensure the learner is a fit and proper person to be working with vulnerable people, should the learner not have one)
  • Physically able to do the job
  • Willingness to work with older person

 

English Language Requirements (International Students Only)

Have English language competency as demonstrated by achievement of IELTS academic overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5 or recognised equivalent.

IELTS results must be no more than 2 years old upon application and from one test.

 

Updated 28 August


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