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

Programme Duration: 46 weeks 

Start Date: 16 September

Programme Cost for Domestic Learners: $4335.00 (fees free or studylink loans and allowances may be available)  Compulsory Course Costs: $30 (badge and police check), Additional Course Costs as applicable: $70.00 per set of workplace uniform

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 especially those focussing on 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 and in particular, supporting those living with dementia 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 / dementia care area.

 

Aims of the Programme


Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Acknowledge a person's culture and previous experiences, communicating effectively providing support in a mental health/addiction and/or dementia care setting.
  • Provide a service in 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 behavour, contributing effectively to the health wellbeing organisation.
  • Understand the 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: Understanding early stage Dementia and interactions (16 credits)

This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding about early stage dementia and is based on knowledge being the underpinning strength of this learning.

The module consists of the following unit standards:

26974: Describe interaction, supports, and reporting for people with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

28563: Provide person-centred care when supporting a person with early-stage dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

 

♦ 5: Managing Dementia (20 credits)

This module is designed for learners to gain a more in-depth understanding about dementia and how to manage it. This is a challenging environment and thus a person-centred strengths based approach is most effective to facilitate learning.

The module consists of the following unit standards:

23920: Describe dementia, support and safe practice to support people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

23921: Provide person-centred support to people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

23922: Manage the effects of providing support for people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

23923: Demonstrate knowledge of behaviour presented by people living with dementia in a health or wellbeing setting

 

♦ 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 22 July


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