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NZ Diploma in Health and Wellbeing
(Mental Health and Addiction)

Level 5

Get your diploma in just 1 year
Free for NZ Citizens and Residents*
There has never been a better time to study, fees normally $10,488.

Do you want to be able to apply and provide quality mental health and addiction services to individuals in need, as well as help to support their whānau and family?  New Zealand needs people to work independently as practitioners, or under the supervision of professional or qualified clinicians.

This study programme consists of face-to-face classes, and applied industry practice in a healthcare setting which can help open the door to career opportunities!

Start date:
January 2022

Class timetable:

Full Time:  9am - 2:30pm, Mondays to Thursdays

Part Time: 9am - 2:30pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to provide quality person-centred care and support for people in the community facing mental heath and addiction challenges.

Graduates Holding Diplomas

Level 5 Diploma

120 Credits

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1 year
Full time: 40 study weeks
Part time: 80 study weeks

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


Delivered by: Aspire2 Education in just 1 academic year (40 study weeks).

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal.

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

Core papers

  • Building Effective Relationships

  • Te Ao Maori

  • The Sector

  • Mental Health and Addiction

  • Professional Practice and Leadership

  • Furthering Knowledge and the Future

  • Reflective Practice


On successfully completing this programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate theory and knowledge of health and wellbeing to identify the health and wellbeing aspirations of people from diverse contexts

  • Critically select and apply a range of evidence-based practices to support people to meet their health and wellbeing aspirations

  • Maintain awareness of the socio-cultural, economic and political factors impacting the wider health and wellbeing environment to provide responsive and current support practices

  • Critically select and apply a range of evidence-based practices informed by knowledge of Te Ao ri to support health and wellbeing aspirations of tangata whenua

  • Apply advanced strategies to respond sensitively to people from diverse contexts

  • Critically reflect on and evaluate support practice to achieve continuous improvement

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need to be 18 years or older to apply.

Applicants must be proficient in English.

Our courses are taught in English, so you need to be able to read and write well in English to understand the course content and requirements.

All applicants must have achieved:

  • NCEA Level 2, or

  • Provide evidence of achievement at an equivalent level, or

  • Any approved qualification at Level 3 or above on the NZQF.

An applicant 20 years of age or over, who does not meet academic entry requirements, may be given entry to the
programme if they can provide evidence of their likely success on the programme and following an interview.

Free Training Eligibility: Students must be a New Zealand Citizen, Resident or Australian Citizen. 

Career Pathways

Successful graduates will be awarded the following qualification by New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
New Zealand Diploma Health & Wellbeing (Mental Health & Addiction) (Level 5), worth 120 credits.

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Spaces are limited, sign up to secure your spot

for our upcoming intake.

Further Education

Graduates may progress into higher level qualifications within the Health and Wellbeing sectors, particularly with Aspire2 Education's academic partner organisations.

Employment Pathways

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in peer support roles in a range of settings within the health and wellbeing sector such as mental health, addiction, disability or significant health conditions.