New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied)

Eastern Institute of Technology Ltd

Subject area

Human Welfare Studies and Services not elsewhere classified




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants under 20 years old * A minimum of NCEA Level 3 OR any approved qualification at Level 4 or above on the NZQF Applicants 20 years or over If over 20 and not able to satisfy the academic requirement above, be able to demonstrate interest in the industry and the potential to succeed. English Language Requirements: To gain entry onto programmes leading to this qualification, international students must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes for International Students for whom English is not their First Language as set out in Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules. For a Level 6 Diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent as shown in Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules. These can be accessed at:

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,224 $6,224
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,408 $6,408
Total $12,632 $12,632

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $28,926
Earnings range $19,183 - $37,617
In employment 43%
In further study 44%
On a benefit 7%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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