Apprenticeship in Health & Wellbeing (Level 4) Social and Community Services, Mental Health & Addiction Support Strand

Course details

Apprenticeship in Health & Wellbeing (Level 4) Social and Community Services, Mental Health & Addiction Support Strand

About the course

Qualification and programme overview

This qualification is delivered as an apprenticeship that is well-supported and resourced with a team of Apprenticeship Advisors providing pastoral care and support.

The Apprenticeship in Social and Community Services gives your staff the skills they need to work alongside people, family and whānau and apply a person-centred approach to their

The Mental Health and Addiction Support strand enables apprentices to develop and demonstrate the skills they need to work alongside people, family and whānau to support
autonomy by using tools and strategies to foster hope, support recovery and build resilience.

The programme includes developing and/or recognising the following competencies in your staff:

  • Engaging and communicating with people, family and whānau who are accessing mental health and addiction services in a manner which respects their socio-cultural identity,
    experiences and self-knowledge.
  • Developing relationships and supporting a goal of improving outcomes for people with mental health and addiction issues.
  • Demonstrating a knowledge of kawa and tikanga and the ability to relate the unique place Māori have as tangata whenua in Aotearoa in their role.
  • Understanding New Zealand’s health and wellbeing challenges and the impact on their role.
  • Displaying self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in the workplace.
  • Actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in the workplace.
  • Gaining an in-depth knowledge of a condition or impairment and situation or issue and applying the new knowledge to the people they support.

How is this programme delivered?

This Careerforce apprenticeship is a well supported, workplace training programme.  Whilst the learning at this level is self directed, a team of dedicated Apprenticeship Advisors provide pastoral care and support.

How long is the programme?

The programme should take between 18 and 24 months.

Watch the short video to see why Tracy loves her role and her apprenticeship learning journey

What does this programme cost?

Enrolment is this programme is FREE.
* This programme presently has free enrolment via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF)

Funding to support your business

Employers may also qualify for the Apprenticeship Boost which provides a wage subsidy for new and existing apprentices in their first two years of training, encouraging employers to retain their current apprentices, and to take on new apprentices. Find out more

Do you need more information?

 Download qualification brochure

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About the provider

Start a career and contribute to New Zealand’s social good The growing and vital health and wellbeing sectors have a shortage of qualified workers. There are significant employment opportunities for young people to start a lifelong, rewarding career. Through on-the-job training such as an apprenticeship, there’s an opportunity to earn while you learn, get practical skills and work towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification without taking on a student loan. Careerforce is the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the health, wellbeing, social and community sectors, we support New Zealand workplaces to run workplace training programmes for their staff. Visit the Careerforce website for more information: