Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Human Welfare Studies and Services » Human Welfare Studies and Services not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
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 learners who want to work in the addiction sector and those who want to build on their own relevant experience and gain, or be recognised for, the specialist knowledge and skills.

The community will benefit through the provision of accessible and quality services by skilled and qualified addiction intervention workers who work with, complement and are supported by, a range of registered professionals who make up the addiction sector workforce.

Graduates will work within the continuum of care provided across the addiction sector as qualified addiction workers, supported by multi-disciplinary teams that include registered addiction, health and social service professionals.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Respond to ethno/cultural diversity in own practice, with particular emphasis on Māori and Pasifika.
- Assist in the assessment of support and intervention needs of people with addiction-related conditions.
- Know and offer a range of interventions and appropriate community support options based on assessment.
- Work with clients, their families and whānau in partnership to negotiate the implementation of intervention.
- Work in partnership and collaboration with others in the workplace.
- Reflect on own practice to support own performance and professional development in the addiction sector.
- Use appropriate written and oral communication with clients and key stakeholders in the addiction sector.
Education pathways
The qualification provides a pathway for people wanting to progress from related level 4 and level 5 qualifications in the health, disability and social service sector.

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

This qualification will not meet the requirements for membership with the Addiction Practitioners' Association Aotearoa New Zealand (Dapaanz).To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
This qualification will not meet the requirements for membership with the Addiction Practitioners' Association Aotearoa New Zealand (Dapaanz).

Entry requirements: At least one year's practical work or voluntary experience in addiction support or related fields, including but not limited to, counselling, social work or nursing.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2733
Status Current
Created May 2015
Last Date For Entry December 2022
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