Platform Trust provides services to the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand by placing students enrolled in the Diploma of Applied Mental Health (L6) into community mental health and addiction organistions so they can meet the practicum requirements for course 73328 "Mental Health and Addiction Studies: Treatment Issues" (L7).
Platform has been placing students in community mental health and addiction services since 2000. As a national membership based organisation Platform is well placed to approach community organisations on behalf of distance learning students. Some students have little or no experience of community mental health and addiction services while others are currently working in the non-government organisations or District Health Board mental health services.
Platform has a great relationship with the Open Polytechnic and this benefits student learning and ensures it remains relevant to the changing requirements of the sector.
Visit the Open Polytechnic website for more key information on Semester start dates and any pre-requisites required. There is a Justice Report requirement for this placement.These can take some time to be cleared so it is best to enrol early.
(Programme Code: OP6120)
This diploma is designed for students interested in developing their career working with people who experience mental health difficulties. It was developed with input from organisations that operate in the mental health sector and is designed to give students the theoretical and practical background to work in this area. Many of our students are already working in mental health and find the theoretical knowledge they gain from the diploma complements the practical experience they already have and helps to further develop their career.
The courses in this programme are degree level courses. This means that students interested in further study can use these courses to form part of their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Applied Science degree programmes.
The Diploma in Applied Mental Health consists of six courses and students have the choice between two introductory psychology courses: either 73195 General & Applied Psychology or 73196 Social & Individual Psychology. To be awarded the diploma you must complete six courses as follows:
Check the Open Polytechnic website for course availability.
For information on fees, entry requirements, study time and key dates please visit the website www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz You can also freephone 0508 650 200 and request an information and enrolment pack.