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National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) from Blueprint NZ Limited
Contact infoPhone: (800) 425837746
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.
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.
Scholarships for this qualification
Ko Awatea Health Scholarships
- Counties Manukau District Health Board
- Maximum of $5,000
Blueprint NZ Limited training provider details
Main Campus Office
293 Grey Street
147 Tory Street
8 Nugent Street, Grafton
15 Ronwood Avenue
Source: New Zealand Qualifications Authority (www.nzqa.govt.nz)