Bachelor of Counselling and Addiction Practice


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Entry requirements

University Entrance or equivalent study/work experience; and evidence of suitability based on interview, health declaration, safety check and referee reports.
International: Academic IELTS 6.5 in each band, or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification provides an applied programme of study for students who wish to become addictions practitioners and counsellors. The focus is on applied practice in addictions and counselling, and the development of skills and knowledge that are valued both in a range of occupations and professions and in the wider community. The incorporation of inter-disciplinary studies and industry-focused or industry-based projects develops both specific skills in a discipline and also transferable skills needed for collaborative and entrepreneurial work. Students graduate with the skills, attributes and capability to adapt and respond to ongoing change in the addictions and counselling fields of practice. On completion of the programme students will be eligible to apply for provisional membership/registration with DAPAANZ, NZAC and the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA).

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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