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New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing
(Peer Support) (Level 4)


Duration: 1 year  |  Level: 4  |  Credits: 120  |  Work experience: 200 hours

This programme enables learners with lived experience in mental health and addiction, disability or chronic health conditions to support and empower others with similar lived experience in their recovery journey.


What you will learn:

  • Build authentic, culturally connected peer relationships with clients and whānau

  • Demonstrate self-awareness and practise within ethical and professional boundaries

  • Use a strengths-based approach to support the holistic wellbeing of self and others

  • Develop hope, resilience, mana, self-determination and autonomy in clients to plan and progress their goals and aspirations

Achieving this qualification will help you to:

  • Find employment in a peer support role in a range of settings such as mental health, addiction, disability, or other significant health conditions

  • Use your lived experience to support the sustainable living of others with similar experience

  • Build on your own recovery journey

  • Entry criteria
    Academic entry Applicants must demonstrate potential to study at Level 4 with adequate literacy and numeracy skills. Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old to commence the programme. All applicants must meet the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014 and its subsequent amendments, including: Providing verified identification. Providing evidence of previous education and work history in the selection process. Providing at least one written reference. Succeeding in a personal visual interview. Attaining a New Zealand Police vetting report. Arise Academy undertakes a risk assessment in accordance with the Children’s Act 2014 including the above information in order to select the applicants for the program. English language entry All applicants must provide evidence of meeting English language requirements according to Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2021.
  • Fees
    For information about programme fees contact us.
  • Courses
    E401 - Your Role as a Home-based Educator E402 - Being Culturally Inclusive E403 - Development and Learning in a Home-based Setting E404 - Learning through Play Total credits: 60
  • Pathways
    Achieving this qualification will help you to: Meet the licensing requirements for home-based educators Be a more informed practice-based carer/educator of mokopuna/children Work in a home-based care and education service Open your own home-based service
  • Study dates
    Flexible monthly start dates

Get in touch

Not sure which programme is for you? That’s why we’re here.
Get in touch to talk to our enrolments team now.

021 395 901

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