New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6)

  • TBC
  • Level 6
  • 1 year full-time
    Available in New Plymouth
  • $TBC - Domestic Student (2019)

Qualification overview

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the addiction sector with qualified workers who have specialist knowledge and skills required to contribute to, and where appropriate carry out assessment, planning and intervention for people with addiction-related conditions. The qualification is intended for those wanting to work in the addiction sector and who want to build on their own relevant experience and gain, or be recognised for, their specialist knowledge and skills.

This programme is subject to NZQA approval.


Entry requirements

• NCEA Level 3, or provide evidence of achievement at an equivalent level; or
• Any approved qualification at Level 4 or above on the NZQF; or
• Attend an information session with a member of the academic staff and successful completion of the alternative academic entry test. All applicants are required to sign a declaration and a request for personal information held on the Police computer. WITT reserves the right to decline entry.

Career Options

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a range of settings such as non-governmental organisations, justice/ corrections, social services, residential and community. Roles may include addiction support workers; caseworkers; alcohol and other drug, or problem gambling counsellors; care coordinators/navigators; programme facilitators; and night supervisors.

Further study options

Graduates may progress into higher level qualifications within addiction studies, or the health, disability and social service sector.