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National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) from Blueprint NZ Limited

Contact info

Phone: (800) 425837746

Entry requirements

Open entry however candidates are expected to have had experience in the mental health sector. Internationals IELTS Score of 5.5, with minimum score of 5.0 in written band.

Common Questions

Subject area:
Community Client Care
National Certificate Level 4
Credits gained on completion of this course:

What can I learn during this qualification?

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What can I expect out of this qualification?

The National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) (Level 4) [Ref: 0431] is designed to be a minimum qualification for people who wish to enter mental health support work, or who already work as paid or unpaid mental health support workers under supervision.

This national certificate acknowledges the skills of those already in the workplace who work safely with consumers/tangata whai ora, and requires those who wish to enter the mental health support workforce to demonstrate competence through theoretical learning and practical experience with consumers/tangata whai ora.

This national certificate is based upon a recovery approach to mental illness.

Mental health support workers carry out a supportive relationship with people who have been or are experiencing mental illness. They support consumers/tangata whai ora to develop and implement individual lifestyle or support plans. Mental health support workers work in a collaborative manner alongside consumers/tangata whai ora (and sometimes with their whanau, family, and friends) to support them in their recovery. Mental health support workers work within a framework for practice informed by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ethical standards, health standards, service specifications, and legislation.

This national certificate is not designed to qualify people to be clinical mental health practitioners.

The national certificate does not at this stage lead on to a higher qualification in this domain, however, at the time of registration of this qualification a higher level qualification is in development.

Examples of related scholarships

Canterbury DHB Māori Pacific Health Scholarship

He Oranga Pounamu
Annual Course Fee


This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search Generosity's database at your college, university or local library.

Blueprint NZ Limited training provider details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (800) 425837746    Phone: (800) 425837746    Fax: (04) 3816381    Email: info@blueprint.co.nz    Web: http://www.blueprint.co.nz

Other locations


Kakariki House
293 Grey Street
Hamitlon East


Level 3
147 Tory Street


Building B
Level 2
8 Nugent Street, Grafton

Manukau City

Harakeke House
15 Ronwood Avenue
Manukau City


Suite 1, 48 Biak Street


21 Birmingham Drive

View other courses available through Blueprint NZ Limited

Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)