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

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
Qualification:
National Certificate Level 4
Credits gained on completion of this course:
122

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.

What jobs can I do with this qualification?

Diversional Therapist, Community Karitane and Nursing Support and Care Worker

Scholarships for this qualification

NERF (Nursing Education and Research Foundation) Emergency Grants

Provider:
NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office - Scholarships & Grants
Website:
http://www.nzno.org.nz/services/scholarships
Value:
$300 per applicant

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Canterbury DHB Maori Pacific Health Scholarship

Provider:
He Oranga Pounamu
Website:
http://www.hop.org.nz/?s=scholarships
Value:
Annual Course Fee

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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

Hamilton

Kakariki House
293 Grey Street
Hamitlon East
Hamilton

Wellington

Level 3
147 Tory Street
Wellington

Grafton

Building B
Level 2
8 Nugent Street, Grafton
Auckland

Manukau City

Harakeke House
15 Ronwood Avenue
Manukau City
Auckland

Rotorua

Suite 1, 48 Biak Street
Rotorua

Christchurch

21 Birmingham Drive
Middleton
Christchurch

View other courses available through Blueprint NZ Limited

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