This programme is subject to NZQA approval
What you will learn
- Complete work placements to gain on-the-job experience
- Learn skills that will enable you to work with clients with co-existing conditions in diverse sociocultural circumstances
- Focus on key societal issues – addiction, mental health, well being, inter-generational trauma and recovery
- Put sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi into practice
- Understand professional, legal and ethical obligations and competencies necessary for professional memberships
- This programme is aligned with New Zealand government objectives for addictions, mental health and youth fields
- Counsellor or addictions practitioner
- Health promotion worker
- Support worker
- Guidance counsellor
- Community worker
- Case manager
- Policy analyst/advisor
University Entrance or equivalent study/work experience; and evidence of suitability based on interview, health declaration, safety check and referee reports.
Students will need
- Access to a personal computer with internet access.
- Some work placements will require students to complete health screening prior to attending. The costs of screening and any follow-up x-rays or immunisations are the responsibility of the student.
- When enrolled in CA6205 Developing Professional Practice and CA7300 Enhancing Professional Practice, students need to successfully complete 12 hours of clinical supervision, 5 hours of cultural supervision and 10 hours of personal counselling. The costs (if applicable) of these are the responsibility of the student.