New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Human Welfare Studies and Services


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Employees and volunteers working in the health and wellbeing sectors are required to undergo initial and ongoing checks to ensure they are a fit and proper person to provide support.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health and wellbeing sector with people who understand and are able to use lived experience in mental health, addiction, disability or significant health conditions, and who display core principles of peer support, to facilitate learning, self-determination, wellbeing, change, and autonomy in others with similar experience.
This qualification is targeted at people who have gained learning, self-awareness and resilience from their own lived experience with mental health, addiction, disability or a significant health condition and aspire to support others with similar experience.
Graduates will be capable of working in a self-managed capacity under broad guidance.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: (0800) 277 486
Phone: (04) 915 7706
Fax: (03) 371 9285

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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