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The Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction recognises, promotes, and supports the need for accessible higher education in the area of mental health and addiction. It provides a pathway for professional development that offers flexible delivery modes and is accessible to students throughout the region.
Graduates will have developed a range of flexible skills and expertise, which will position them well to be responsive to changing social services and health communities. They will have gained advanced knowledge and skills for practice and career progression within their field and for leadership and management roles within the health (including midwifery) and social service sectors.
Group E: Core modules – Mental Health and Addiction
Students will gain theoretical knowledge to support best practice principles and practices within mental health and addiction practice.
They will be equipped with evidence-based practice having had exposure to transdiagnostic theory, working with co-existing problems, whānau centred care, bi-cultural practices, assessment, and treatment planning.
Blended learning and block courses are used to provide students with alternative modes of study. Learning and participating in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning context enables graduates to transfer their gained experiences and knowledge to workplace relationships and networks.
Students will have the opportunity to enter into a wide range of areas within mental health and addiction industries including:
Once you have submitted your application
After you have accepted your offer
a) Candidates are required to have gained:
i. an undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Team Manager, or
ii. a qualification approved as equivalent by the Team Manager.
b) Candidates who have not gained a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification may submit a portfolio and, if the application is successful, may be admitted on an ad eundum statem basis.
c) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice, (Professional Supervision), and the Postgraduate Certificates in Professional Supervision are required to have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in their professional field of practice or the equivalent. This is in recognition of the requirement to have consolidated and developed their own practice to a level sufficient to embark in the role of supervisor of others.
a) In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students may be subjected to safety checks. These may include but are not limited to;
i. A Formal Interview
ii. Referee Checks
iii. A Police Vet Check
iv. A Risk Assessment
Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that Person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.
b) All candidates are required to supply the names and contact details of two professional referees.
c) All candidates are required to complete a professional disclosure form.
d) Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview.
English language requirements
Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have score of 7 or better in all bands of the academic International English Language Test Score (IELTS), or equivalent and will be required to demonstrate the likelihood of being able to successfully achieve programme learning outcomes
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.
Programme information will be emailed to you approximately 2–4 weeks before your first workshop or at the start of your module.
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All course information, workshop timetables, and relevant content will be available online through Moodle.
We require students to have access to a device, such as a laptop or a smartphone, that has access to a video player, PDF reader and Microsoft software. Find more about device specifications here.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.
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