This certificate programme is for new graduates or existing health professionals new to infant, child and youth mental health and addiction.
The core skills for specialist practice programme is practice based and supports people to develop the specialty skills and knowledge for this field.
The programme is available at the University of Auckland Grafton campus (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Psychological Medicine). The teaching team is part of the Werry Centre.
Registered health professionals employed in a clinical role working with children and adolescents in a DHB or NGO mental health and addiction service, or in a mental health role in a PHO, can apply for this programme.
Programme participants complete a 60 point Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences – Child and Adolescent Mental Health. This qualification consists of three courses.
The study is normally undertaken over two consecutive academic years, but may be undertaken over one year at the discretion of the university. The study involves five two-day on-campus teaching blocks, online learning and self-directed learning as well as supervision.
The clinical component of the programme provides the participant with opportunities to expand their clinical skills and apply knowledge gained in the formal teaching programme. Clinical placements are a minimum of 1,000 hours over the duration of the programme and are normally completed in the participant’s workplace.
For more information on the programme content and entry criteria refer to the programme service specifications.
Please apply directly to the University of Auckland for a Skills Matter funded place on the programme.
Skills Matter funding covers all course fees. Health professionals on the programme receive:
Some travel and accommodation assistance is available for those who work 100km or more away from the nearest Skills Matter funded provider. However this might not meet all travel and accommodation costs and this should be considered before applying.
To discuss the programme further, contact Vas Ajello, programme coordinator, Auckland University, phone +64 9 923 3767.