As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, this programme is now free^. For terms and conditions, more information, and other programmes covered by this scheme, click here.
Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.
Make a real difference to the health and well-being of the people in your community and get a career in an essential industry.
This health qualification empowers you to learn the skills and knowledge you will need to help people access community and mental health services.
This entry-level qualification is the best place to start if you want to develop a career supporting the health and well-being of others.
Specialising as a mental health and addiction support worker, this qualification allows you to work alongside people, family and whanau.
Choose your specialist strand
Become a community support worker and support clients to maintain their independence by using relevant teaching tools and strategies to help them manage their health and wellbeing.
Mental health and addiction support
Become a mental health and addiction support worker and support independence of our people, family and whānau by using relevant teaching tools and strategies to foster hope, support recovery and build resilience.
This qualification includes a minimum of 200 hours of work experience.
Māori and Pasifika Pathways
If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent then you also have access to Te Ara Oranga while studying this programme.
Te Ara Oranga will support you to succeed in a way that suits your needs and you will get connected with industry, opening doors to your health career pathway.
|Start Month(s)||February, July|
|Study Location(s)||MIT Manukau|
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||Not available|
One year (full-time)
|International Fees||Not available to international students|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||Not available|
|Qualification||New Zealand Certificate|
Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.
^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.