1 year
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 10,398
NZD 15,580
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The National Diploma in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) (Level 6) follows on from the National Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions Support (Level 4)​. It is designed for people who wish to develop a higher level of competence in mental health support work. They may also lead a team of mental health workers. This programme will help students to develop the knowledge and skills to support consumers to achieve their recovery goals, provide support to their families,support consumers to manage their use of alcohol or other drugs, and support mental health consumers to access employment support services.

Students will be able to analyse discrimination, and implement both individual and community-based advocacy strategies in response to discrimination against consumers. Students will develop an understanding of practice that is informed by ethical values, and the legal structures and laws that apply to mental health support work. Students will be able to explain and apply knowledge of human development and health issues, and critique and interpret a research project relevant to a mental health service user group, and analyse leadership and lead a group or team to achieve mental health support work objectives.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • National Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4)
  • Candidates must be currently employed (either paid or unpaid) in a Mental Health Support Work role or similar.
  • IELTS of 6.0, with no individual band score of lower than 5.5; or equivalent