Bachelor of Addiction Studies


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3 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Addiction Studies meets the needs of people working in the addictions, alcohol and drug field. The programme aims to provide graduates with the practitioner competencies and values of the Addiction Practitioners' Association, Aotearoa-New Zealand (DAPAANZ). According to its Code of Ethics , Alcohol and Drug practitioners are expected to be self-responsible, responsive to client needs and actively engaged in developing research-based professional knowledge. They "respect the worth, dignity and capability of every human being", and work within a diverse and multicultural society while giving effect to the spirit and intent of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The programme aims to provide graduates with modern practice skills that will enable them to work in partnership with a wide range of other professionals and in a variety of social settings. As addiction, alcohol and drug practitioners they are required to maintain their professional practice, understand and work within their limitations and continue to build their professional competence throughout their working lives.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

2 credits at NCEA level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 in each of three subjects; or 72 NCEA credits at level 2 or higher in 4 subjects including English; or equivalent. IELTS 6.5 or proficiency in English. Special entry is available

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

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Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (0800) 944 847
Fax: (04) 920 2401

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