Certificate in Health and Wellbeing - Mental Health and Addiction (Level 4)

Central Auckland - 10 February 2025


Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 4
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: Mixed Online / In-Person Learning
33 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
7 November 2025

To prepare akonga for employment as support workers in the health and wellbeing sector. On completion of the programme the graduates will have the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work alongside people, family and/or whanau accessing social and community services and be capable of working in a self-managing capacity under broad guidance.

Do you want to support individuals in their journey towards improved mental health?

This course will help you learn about Aotearoa’s health and well-being organisation, and then focus on the field of Mental Health and Addiction Support. You’ll discover the range of career paths and learn the skills necessary to work with people, groups, and communities.

100 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)

Ākonga must:

  • Be a minimum of 17 years of age

  • Must hold NCEA Level 2 or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge

  • Have a satisfactory fit and proper person check that will include a Police vet, as required for placement in the health and wellbeing sector 

  • International applicants must be 18 years of age or older; and have a general or academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 under Rule 18 

Students who enrol in this programme will need:

  • Have access to a computer or laptop, a microphone, and a reliable internet connection

In addition to the above, Ākonga who are eligible to enrol in the distance (online) programme must: 

  • Be employed with a minimum of 20 hours in a relevant role at an approved health care provider (either paid or voluntary) and,

  • Have access to a computer or laptop, a microphone, and a reliable internet connection


The first year of this course's fees are free when this is your first year of study. Ask NZMA to help or find out more here.


If you meet certain conditions you can get a student loan and allowances. Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.


The cost can be different depending on the subject and duration of the course. View the course cost for New Zealand students here and International students here.


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