At Te Pou we believe we need to have a number of mechanisms to transfer knowledge to our frontline staff. One of these developments is e-learning and we are excited to bring to you the first of our e-learning modules.

E-learning is a form of electronic self-directed learning that ensures everyone receives consistent, high quality learning experiences. It means you have the opportunity to complete essential training online on a PC, laptop or tablet – at your own pace and at a time that suits you. And possibly best of all, we bring these courses to you at no charge.

E-learning is engaging and informative and uses a mix of short videos, narration, images/diagrams and quizzes to increase your understanding. Modules can be completed in one sitting or you can pause and return to a module – you control the pace.

Our e-learning courses

HoNOS refresher training

Te Pou have developed a HoNOS refresher e-learning module for all mental health clinicians and outcome trainers. Use the module to refresh or update your current knowledge about the HoNOS family of measures. Refresher training is recommended for all mental health clinicians every two years, and required if you are an outcomes trainer, and this e-learning module will provide you with a time - and cost - effective way to keep your certification current. Remember your trainer is still the main champion in your service. Access the HoNOS refresher e-learning module.

Introduction to foundation co-existing problems knowledge

77 per cent of New Zealand’s mental health and addiction services have said they want to develop better workforce capability in co-existing problems (CEP) (More than numbers, Te Pou, 2014). Matua Raḵi is pleased to launch the first in a series of CEP e-learning modules which is available to anyone working in the mental health and addiction sector. The module provides an introductory overview of CEP: what are co-existing problems, their prevalence, interactions between mental health and addiction problems and the impact of CEP. More advanced CEP modules are also in development. Access the module on the Matua Raki CEP initiative page.

We hope that these modules make training far more accessible. We’d love to hear what you think of our e-learning, drop us a line at

Ngā mihi
Robyn Shearer