Bachelor of Addiction Studies


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Entry requirements

Academic: 42 credits at level 3 or higher, including a minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of two subjects, with a further 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from one or two additional subjects; and a minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level 1 or higher; and a minimum of 8 literacy credits at level 2 or higher (4 credits in reading and 4 credits in writing) or achieved a level 4 or 5 qualification in a related field or equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind, and at the appropriate level
Other: Basic computing ability with knowledge of Microsoft Office packages or similar software. Applicants will have to undergo a police check for entry into this programme. In the event of an adverse police report, entry into the programme will be at the discretion of the Head of School.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

English Language: IELTS (Academic) 6 with no less than 5.5 in reading and writing or achieved the academic entry requirement in New Zealand or achieved the academic entry requirement at an institution where English was the language of instruction and assessment

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.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (04) 920 2400
Fax: (04) 920 2401

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