Te Taketake (Moana House Training Institute)

A 2 year level 6 Qualification

The Moana House Training Institute is pleased to offer Te Taketake, a two year Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling.

Click here to download the enrolment form.

This diploma combines Te Aka and Te Rea with the addition of Te Hauhakenga, practical work and Competencies – the training will take place on seven (7) three day workshops throughout the year. Some of the teaching will be done together, but most of it will take place in separate streams according to the year of study you are in.

On successful completion of the course and the meeting of all requirements, students will be eligible to apply to DAPAANZ for recognition of 12 Competencies towards their registration as DAPAANZ Registered Practitioners.

3.1 Working with Te Tiriti
4.1 Relating and Communicating
5.2 Intervention Management
5.6 Consultation and Liaison
4.2 Critical Thinking
4.3 Professional Responsibility/Ethical Practice

3.4 Social Justice
5.1 Assessment and Intervention Planning
3.3 People of Other Cultures
5.4 Working with Communities
5.5 Public Education
5.3 Working with Therapeutic Groups, Families, and significant networks

As always, these waananga are taught in a bicultural noho marae setting and will take place in Dunedin on the following dates in 2016 –


Stream 1 – North Island

February 12-14
March 11-13
May 6-8
June 10-12
August 12-14
September 16 – 18
October 7-9
November 11-13

Stream 2 – South Island

February 26-28
March 18-20
May 20-22
June 24-26
August 26-28
September 23-25
October 21-23
November 25-27

Tutors are Takurua Tawera, Claire Aitken, and Sean Manning. They will be joined by guest presenters in specialised topics at times throughout your training.

You will need to commit to attending all waananga, and to spending at least 10 hours per week for study, assignments, and reading. A caseload, or access to clients, is necessary, as the course is practice focused.