Pourewa Oranga Hinengaro: Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Mental Health and Addiction Counselling

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Subject area

Hauora (Māori Health)



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Pourewa Oranga Hinengaro: Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Mental Health and Addiction Counselling (Level 8) aims to support the development of the mental health workforce within whānau, hapū and iwi, and other communities and industries. It aims to support those currently working in the mental health sector.

Those who achieve the qualification will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Addiction Practitioners' Association Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ). This programme is not recognised by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) for registration and accreditation purposes.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

a. EITHER a Bachelor's degree (Level 7); or b. a Graduate Diploma (Level 7); or c. a qualification considered as equivalent to Bachelor/Graduate Diploma at Level 7 by NZQA; and d. have worked clinically for at least two years before commencing the programme; or e. Special Admission may be granted to applicants without a formal qualification, where an applicant is over the age of 20 years at the start of the programme and they can provide sufficient evidence of work experience, skill, education, background knowledge in mental health and addictions (those working with tangata whaiora who are affected by addiction could also be considered), commitment, and support to successfully undertake the programme of study; and f. have worked clinically for at least five years before commencing the programme

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,010 $8,010
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,545 $8,545
Total $16,555 $16,555

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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:

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Earnings range N/A
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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 3063285
Fax: (07) 3063285
Email: wiremu.doherty@wananga.ac.nz
Web: http://www.wananga.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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