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Applicants for the Certificate of Mental Health and Addiction must meet the University admission requirements as specified.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
The programme is offered by distance in Semesters 1 and 2.
The Certificate of Mental Health and Addiction takes one year of fulltime study, or can be completed by part-time study over a longer period of time.
The qualification is made up of 60 credits.
For more information on how to plan your study and to see the courses to complete the programme, please check the regulations.
The Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction provides an accessible first step qualification (particularly for the non-regulated workforce) that has been designed for the mental health and addiction health sector that is in full time or part time employment. It is designed to be engaging and achievable for students who have not previously completed higher education courses and those who have entered the public health workforce from other disciplines.
If you work in paid and/or unpaid employment for more than 12 hours a week, we recommend that you enrol on a part time basis.
It is also advised that students complete 231106 Introduction to Public Health and 147.102 Whakapiri: Engagement in Mental Health and Addiction Work prior to enrolling in 179.155 An Introduction to Helping Skills in Social and Community Work Practice and 150.103 Nau Mai e Noho: Engaging with Māori.
The CertMHA is available by distance learning but two of the courses require you to come to contact workshops in Palmerston North.
The Certificate of Mental Health and Addiction consists of 60 credits of compulsory courses.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
All courses are worth 15 credits.
147.102 Whakapiri: Engagement in Mental Health and Addiction Work
150.103 Nau mai e noho: Engaging with Māori
179.155 An Introduction to Helping Skills in Social and Community Work Practice
231.106 Introduction to Public Health
The Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Health Science.
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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