Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Peer Support) (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Human Welfare Studies and Services » Community Client Care
Strategic Purpose Statement
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.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Engage and communicate with tangata, family and whānau accessing peer support services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experience and self-knowledge.
- Apply knowledge of the history and context of Māori as tangata whenua and knowledge of peer-whānau interconnectedness to own role and practice as a peer support worker.
- Demonstrate self-awareness, reflective practice, personal leadership and self-care in the context of peer support to provide peer support services.
- Apply knowledge of organisational, ethical, legal and professional boundaries to provide support as a peer support worker.
- Critically draw on own lived experience to support tangata with similar experience, as a peer support worker.
- Engage, build, maintain and complete mutual and authentic relationships for the wellbeing of tangata with similar lived experience, as a peer support worker.
- Support tangata with similar lived experience to their own, in their wellbeing to maintain hope, develop resilience, self-determination, autonomy, goals and aspirations by using peer support tools and strategies.
Education pathways
This qualification may lead to further study in health and wellbeing, such as the New Zealand Certificate in Public Health and Health Promotion (Level 5) [Ref: 1865], New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6) [Ref: 2733], New Zealand Diploma Health and Wellbeing (Practice/Applied Practice) (Level 5) [Ref: 3244], or higher level study in related health and wellbeing subject areas.
This qualification may lead to further study related to leadership and management, such as New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 2456], the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) [Ref: 2459] and the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) [Ref: 2460] or higher level study in related leadership and management subject areas.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in peer support roles in a range of settings within the health and wellbeing sector such as mental health, addiction, disability or significant health conditions.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
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.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2989
Status Current
Created December 2015
Next Review September 2024
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