Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4) with strands in Community Facilitation, Community Health Work, Mental Health and Addiction, and Social Services
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 organisations within the health and wellbeing sectors with graduates who have the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work alongside people, family and/or whānau accessing social and community services, under broad guidance.

This is an entry level qualification designed for people already working in, or those who intend to develop a career supporting the health and wellbeing of people, family and/or whānau and the wider community.

This qualification is not associated with professional registration or a clinical scope of practice.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
-engage and communicate with people, family and/or whānau accessing social and community services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity, experiences and self-knowledge
-relate the history of Māori as tangata whenua and knowledge of person-whānau interconnectedness to own role in a health and wellbeing setting
-display self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in a health and wellbeing setting
-actively contribute to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in a health and wellbeing organisation
-relate the purpose and impact of own role to the aims of the wider health and wellbeing sector.

Graduates of the Community Facilitation strand will be able to:
-work alongside people, family and/or whānau in a community facilitation setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to identify goals, address barriers and achieve aspirations.

Graduates of the Community Health Work strand will be able to:
-work alongside people, family and/or whānau in a community health setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to promote self-management of health and wellbeing.

Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will be able to:
-work alongside people, family and/or whānau in a mental health and/or addiction setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to foster hope, support recovery and build resilience.

Graduates of the Social Services strand will be able to:
-work alongside people, family and/or whānau in a social service setting to support autonomy by using tools and strategies to reduce vulnerability and build resilience.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) [Ref: 2470], or the New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3) [Ref: 2448], or the National Certificate in Educational Achievement.

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to health and wellbeing, this qualification may lead on to 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] or bachelor's degrees in related health and wellbeing subject areas.

For graduates who intend to pursue further study related to leadership and management, this qualification may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 2456], the New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) [Ref: 2459] and New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6) [Ref: 2460] or bachelor's degrees in related leadership and management subject areas.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a range of roles working alongside people, family and whānau across health and wellbeing sectors.

Graduates of the Community Facilitation strand will be employed in roles supporting people to identify and achieve their aspirations including disability support, diversional therapy, employment, housing and budget support and information provision.

Graduates of the Community Health Work strand will be employed in roles supporting people to self-manage their health and wellbeing including tamariki ora support, field officers, health and/or wellbeing coaches and community health work.
Graduates of the Mental Health and Addiction Support strand will be employed in roles supporting people foster hope and support recovery including mental health and addiction support work.

Graduates of the Social Services strand will be employed in roles supporting people to reduce vulnerability and build resilience including family violence support, social justice advocacy, community development work and refugee support.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 20 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Community Support Services ITO Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2992
Status Current
Created December 2015
Next Review December 2020
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