FREE | NZ Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) [Level 6]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 6

Make a Difference in your Community

The NZ Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) [Level 6] programme is designed 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 does not qualify you for DAPPANZ registration. It is intended for those 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.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Upon graduating you will be able to work in a range of settings such as non-governmental organisations, justice/corrections, social services, residential and community. Roles may include addiction support workers, caseworkers, alcohol and other drug or problem gambling counsellors, care coordinators/navigators, programme facilitators and night supervisors.




The NZ Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) [Level 6] programme offers you stimulating training, leading towards an advanced qualification as a Mental Health and Addiction Team Member.

You are expected to have completed a relevant Level 4/5 qualification or to have prior experience working in the health sector to enrol in this diploma programme.

This programme has a large practicum component and on-line learning opportunities alongside classroom courses scheduled though the year.

This programme is open to all who fulfil the entry criteria.

Subject areas include building rapport and relationships; health, community and sustainability; recovery (mental health and addiction) issues; professional practice; workplace supervision; ethics and leadership; and integrating Māori perspectives and approaches.

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.




Entry Requirements

Entry with Credit

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.