competency based courses

Pathways to registration

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

1. The addiction studies degree pathway. 

2. The 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.

addiction Competency-based courses to qualify for full registration

Bachelor of Alcohol and Drug Studies, Weltec

Te Taketake Diploma in addiction Counselling, Moana House Training Institute

addiction courses that qualify 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