Recognised Addiction Qualifications

recognised addiction qualifications

Below are the addictions qualifications recognised by dapaanz as teaching the Addiction Intervention Competency Framework (so will qualify you for either provisional or full registration).

There are two groups of qualifications 

1. Applied addiction qualifications

These cover both the foundation and addiction practitioner competencies, and include an applied component. Completion of one of these qualifications meets the qualification requirements for provisional and then full registration.

2. Addiction qualifications for those who already have an applied health or social science degree

These can be completed during provisional registration and build on existing clinical skills by teaching how to use them to cover the addiction practitioner competencies. For those without an addiction-specific qualification one of these qualifications is required before applying for full registration.

applied addiction qualifications 

WelTec - Bachelor of Alcohol and Drug Studies

Moana House Training Institute - Te Taketake Diploma in Addiction Counselling 

WinTec - Paetahi Tumu KĊrero Bachelor of Counselling (important note – HSC0603, HSC0705, and HSC0706 and at least one placement in an addiction setting must have been completed as part of this qualification. Students are required to provide evidence of this).

University of Auckland - PGCert HSc and PGDipHSc in Alcohol and Drug Studies (important note - students seeking dapaanz registration must complete specified core addiction papers to meet the criteria. Students seeking exemption to this qualification's entry requirements are recommended to contact dapaanz to ensure that they will meet the criteria for registration)

Addiction qualifications for those who already have an applied health or social science degree

You can choose a qualification from the previous section or choose one below.

Auckland University of Technology - Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences (important note - PSYCH 714 and PSYCH 711 must be completed alongside other AUT requirements. Students are required to provide evidence of this).

Auckland University of Technology - Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters in Health Sciences in Mental Health and Addictions (important note - MENH 804 and MENH 805 must be completed alongside other AUT requirements. Students are required to provide evidence of this).

National Addiction Centre, University of Otago - PGDip Health Sciences in Addiction & Co-existing Disorders (important note – PSME404, PSME416, and PSME422 must be completed as part of the qualification. Students are required to provide evidence of this).

For more information on registration criteria click here

unsure whether your qualification meets dapaanz requirements?

Contact us at office@dapaanz.org.nz