New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support)

Community Support Services ITO Limited

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Entry requirements

Candidate for this qualification should be aware that 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.

Candidates for this qualification must have had personal experience of challenging and disempowering life experiences and the ability to demonstrate the value, learning and resilience that they have gained from these experiences.

Such challenging and disempowering life experiences are varied and can include, but are not limited to, experiences such as mental distress, addiction, significant health conditions, trauma, and disability or engagement with services and the wider system which compound challenging and disempowering life experiences.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the peer support services within the health and wellbeing sectors with people who can draw on the strengths and resilience they have gained from their own lived experiences to support others experiencing challenge and disempowerment to increase their autonomy and self-determination.

This qualification is targeted at people who have gained strength and resilience from their lived experience of challenge and disempowerment and wish to support others with similar experiences.

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

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Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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