competency based courses

Pathways to registration

There are two pathways you can follow to become registered competent with dapaanz in AoD and/or PG. 

1. An addiction degree or the Te Taketake Diploma in Addiction Counselling, or 

2. an applied degree in nursing, psychology, social work, medicine, counselling or similar, and an addiction-specific qualification at level 7 or higher.

All new applicants, regardless of the pathway to registration, must first apply for Provisional Practitioner Registration (AoD/PG).   For provisional registration a bachelor degree, or a dapaanz endorsed level 7 diploma, or the Te Taketake Diploma is required. Provisional Practitioner Registration must be held for at least 12 months and must be upgraded to Practitioner Registration within a 3-year period unless there are extenuating circumstances. Provisional Registration is renewed annually for each year that it is held.

The following addiction qualifications are approved by dapaanz as teaching to the Addiction Competency Framework, and therefore meet the criteria for dapaanz registration (see below for more details).

qualifications that meet the criteria for full registration (without any other qualification requirement)

Bachelor of Alcohol and Drug Studies, Weltec

Te Taketake Diploma in Addiction Counselling, Moana House Training Institute

addiction courses that meet criteria for full registration if you are already provisionally registered

Graduate Diploma in Addictions, AUT

Post Graduate Mental and Addictions, AUT

PG Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences/Master of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury

PGCert HSc and PGDipHSc – Alcohol and Drug Studies, University of Auckland

PGDip National Addiction Centre, Otago University