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COMC414 – Mental Health and Addiction Support Practicum 1

Module code
Module title
Mental Health and Addiction Support Practicum 1
To enable students to examine and apply the knowledge skills, values and behaviours relevant to the support worker role in the mental health and addiction sector. Includes 80 hours of work placement.
  • HS1801
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Examine the structures, roles and responsibilities of the support worker in the Mental Health and Addiction sector.
Apply knowledge, theory and models relevant to the Mental Health and Addiction workforce.
Apply interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and professional values and ethics relevant to the Mental Health and Addiction workforce
Community issues
-Mental Health and Addictions agency delivery
-Mental Health and Addictions support worker role
-Work practice experience
-Professional behaviours in the workplace including compliance with legislative and regulatory frameworks
-Interpersonal skills (communication, engagement)
-Intrapersonal Skills (reflection, self-awareness)
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods may involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Work placement
Group Supervision
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, students need to attempt all components and gain an overall mark of 50%. Students must also meet all the requirements of the competency-based components, including 80 hours work placement. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based components.

Learning and Teaching Resource
Resources will be supplied via Moodle at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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