Last updated: 30 April 2020
A review was conducted of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) (Level 4) which included consultation with sector representatives.
The consultation phase took place between November and December 2019 consulting with peer workers, employers, providers, DHBs, NGOs, peak bodies and peers support representatives. We thank all stakeholders for their participation and valuable feedback.
The online consultation and the stakeholder engagement confirmed the continued value for the qualification. The feedback we received helped us update the existing qualification and confirmed a continued need for a peer support specific qualification.
Stakeholders strongly recommended that the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) be updated to reflect:
Minor changes to the strategic purpose, other requirements of the qualification, general conditions for programmes, all Graduate Profile Outcomes (GPO) wording. These changes were to align with the different sectors who have a peer support workforce, reflect strength-based language, address the importance of the skills and cultural competencies to identify with Māori, and emphasise the importance of self-care.
Credit values of GPOs 2 and 3 were modified to accurately reflect the time taken to learn, practice, and be assessed for the skills aligned to the GPOs. The overall qualification credit value remains unchanged at 120 credits.
We have now received confirmation from the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) that the recommended changes to the qualification have been approved.
The reviewed qualification went through with minor changes. The NZQA had approved the replacement of the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) (Level4, version 2)
This qualification (version 2) is now listed on the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF):
New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) (Level 4) [ref:2989-2]
NZQA page outlining the Qualification
For questions, or if you want to discuss any aspects of the review, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.