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Peer Support

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

The New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4) Peer Support is a collaborative apprenticeship programme between Te Rau Matatau and Careerforce.

The Apprenticeship in Peer Support is designed to provide specific skills, knowledge and attributes to support people, family and whānau with their aspirations as a peer support worker. The underpinning philosophy of the programme is to build a person-centred, critical thinking workforce.

What you will learn

Graduates will be able to:

  • Support people, family and whānau with their aspirations.
  • Establishing a purposeful relationship with a person accessing support from a peer worker.
  • Understanding of the evolution of peer work and the peer work role, and peer work practices in Aotearoa.
  • 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.
  • Displaying self-awareness, reflective practice and personal leadership in the workplace.
  • Actively contributing to a culture of professionalism, safety and quality in the workplace.

Course Details

Course Dates:


Course Duration:

12 – 24 Months


1200 Learner Hours

Location of Study:


Entry Requirements:

Peer Support


Fees Free


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