Peer Support Apprenticeships 

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We stand in unity for our future wellbeing and health solutions

Peer Support Apprenticeships 

The Apprenticeship in Peer Support is designed to provide specific skills, knowledge and

attributes for the peer support workforce. The underpinning philosophy of the programme is to build a person-centred, critical thinking workforce.

This programme is aimed at the broader peer support workforce including sectors and roles relating to mental health and addiction, disability support, survivors of cancer, dialysis, and sexual abuse where peer roles may be identified.

The programme includes competency development in:

  • Supporting 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.

Te Kete Pounamu has a dedicated team to support those interested in pursuing formal qualifications in peer support.  The team will provide academic and pastoral care to Māori interested in completing the Peer Support Apprenticeship to gain the National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 4).  Enrolment in the programme is free.

For more information

  • Call the Te Kete Pounamu team on 0800 POUNAMU (0800 7686 268)
  • Join in the weekly Kotahitanga Zoom session held every Thursday from 1 pm. 
    •  Meeting ID: 945 8903 7133
    •  Passcode: TKP

2 Cameron Street, Kaiwharawhara

+64 4 473 9591 or 0800 628 284

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