Bachelor of Addiction Studies

Learn from best-practice research. Study areas such as criminal justice and abuse. You’ll practise scenarios in the classroom through roleplaying. Try out triad sessions. Learn from observing your classmates. It’s a close supportive environment and your tutors will guide you through your studies.

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What you will learn

  • Understand the theory and application of addictions
  • Learn strategies to assess and treat clients
  • Clients with both complex mental health and addiction disorders
  • Philosophies and practice frameworks of prevention and health promotion
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the classification of pharmacological and psychotropic drugs
  • Learn best-practice in relation to conducting a risk assessment
  • Develop your ability to apply evidence-based counselling approaches
  • Gain an understanding of cultural models of health and wellbeing and cultural responsibility
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Programme structure

Learn more about individual courses we offer. Then complete the course selection sheet.

Professional supervision

Students will be required to engage in:

Professional Supervision (at a cost of between $50 - $120 per hour)
12 hours of professional supervision in Year 2
12 hours of professional supervision in Year 3

These costs are not included in the course fee and are paid to the agency/individual that provides this service. Travel to clinical practice courses will also need to be budgeted for by the student.

Recognised qualification

The programme aims to provide graduates with the practitioner competencies and values of the Addiction Practitioners’ Association, Aotearoa-New Zealand (Dapaanz).

You can get support from anywhere on campus. Or you can phone or contact us online.
Mervyn
Mervyn, Learning Advisor

Career options

Opportunities exist in addiction, alcohol, and drug services. District Health Boards, public health, non-government organisations. Social, health and community agencies. Specialised addictions opportunities are also emerging in justice roles and in  services such as opioid treatment.

  • Addiction Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Substance Abuse Counsellor

Upcoming start dates

  • 17 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

NCEA Level 3, including:

  • Three subjects from the NZQA Approved Subjects list at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above

You also need a few other things:

  • Interview – to assess your suitability for the programme
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two personal referees
  • Personal statement and health declaration
  • Police check (completed annually)

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admissions on our programmes.

You will also need to provide the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two personal referees
  • Personal statement and health declaration
  • Police check (completed annually)
  • Attend an interview – to assess whether you have appropriate life experience and your likelihood of success on the programme

International

NCEA Level 3, including:

  • Three subjects from the NZQA Approved Subjects list at Level 3, made up of 14 credits each
  • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
  • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above

You also need a few other things:

  • Interview – to assess your suitability for the programme
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two personal referees
  • Personal statement and health declaration
  • Police check (completed annually)

International students – minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent. 

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,384

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

    Contact us for Trimester 3 fees. 

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $17,500

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

     Fees are payable annually. 

Where will my course be?

The Wellington CBD campus is at 11-17 Church Street, Wellington.

Read more about our Wellington CBD campus.

The Auckland campus is at 450 Queen Street, Auckland.

Read more about our Auckland campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

You can get support from anywhere on campus. Or you can phone or contact us online.
Mervyn
Mervyn, Learning Advisor