New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services)

Level 4, 120 credits

The New Zealand Apprenticeship in Social and Community Services enables apprentices to develop and demonstrate the skills that they need to work alongside people, family and whānau to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to identify goals, address barriers and achieve aspirations.

This is an apprenticeship for experienced staff in a range of health, wellbeing, mental health, disability and social services roles and graduates will achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4).

Apprentices select one of four strands based on their workplace and their role. Below is a list of the four strands and examples of appropriate roles for each.

Community Facilitation Strand

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Diversional Therapist
  • Employment Support Worker
  • Housing and Budget Support Worker
  • Disability Information Consultant
  • Case Worker
  • Teacher Aide
  • Youth Worker

Mental Health and Addiction Strand

  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Peer Support Worker
  • Addiction Support Worker
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Drug Treatment Support Worker

Social Services Strand

  • Family Violence Support Worker
  • Social Justice Advocate
  • Refugee Support Worker
  • Parole or Probation Worker
  • Suicide Prevention or Postvention
  • Welfare Worker
  • Refuge Worker

Community Health Work Strand

  • Field Officers
  • Health and/or Wellbeing Coaches
  • Community Health Workers

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