Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

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Entry requirements

Te Taketake is designed for adult tauira who are already engaged in working in the mental health and addictions sector. Other people are considered to the extent that they have the opportunity to work with tangata whaiora who are affected by addiction. It is essential that tauira have access to this type of work, as Te Taketake is an applied qualification, requiring 400 hours of supervised practice over two years. Placements are not arranged for tauira.

There are no formal academic prerequisites, though it is expected that tauira have achievement of Level 5 or above. We are aware, however, that some of the target group will initially present a range of skills in study and writing.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The overall objective Te Taketake is to produce graduates who are ready to take up a professional role as demanded by the mental health and addictions sector. Graduates of Te Taketake are therefore able to work independently to provide both assessments and treatment services. The knowledge and skill demonstrated by graduates of a Level 7 diploma is that which is accepted for membership of DAPAANZ, the relevant professional body for addictions practitioners.

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship

Provided by:

Quota International of Auckland Inc.




Maximum value of $5,000

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Rebecca L. Lynch Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Graduate Women North Shore Charitable Trust - RLL Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee


Non-resident tuition fees, registration fees, and room and board are covered by the scholarship.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Email: info@op.ac.nz
Web: http://https://www.op.ac.nz/

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