SUBJECT AREAS » Addiction, Counselling and Health Studies
 Programme Guide

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Addiction, Counselling, Health Studies

Addictions, Counselling and Health Studies

School of Health and Social Services
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WelTec is a leading educator in the specialist training of Addiction Practitioners, Counsellors and Health Professionals. Study with us and you will receive the right combination of education, inspiration and practical experience to develop as a professional within the health and community sectors.

Flexible study options
WelTec offers training programmes in Wellington, Petone and Auckland. WelTec’s programmes include a range of study options to help you to fit study into your busy lifestyle. These include full-time, part-time, short courses and distance learning options.

For students studying towards a degree or diploma; full-time students should complete each stage in one year and part-time students are expected to complete each stage within two years.

Registered and recognised
Our qualifications are NZQA approved and accredited and are recognised by Addictions Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa- New Zealand (DAPAANZ) and the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

Blended learning
Your programme of study will comprise of a mix of learning experience and these may include: lectures, tutorials, online study, self-directed study, simulation, work placement , supervision, reflective practice, presentations, peer and self-assessment.  There are several courses that have high components of online learning than others. Students are required to have access to a personal computer with broadband internet.

Learn from the best
Rich in knowledge and experience, our teaching staff are active researchers who have participated in national and international conferences. We regularly consult with professional bodies such as DAPAANZ and NZAC to ensure the learning you receive is current and relevant to today’s world.

Our Connections with Industry
WelTec’s Counselling and Addictions programmes are supported by the relevant industry associations and professional agencies throughout New Zealand, including DAPAANZ, and NZAC.

WelTec partners with key industry stakeholders, who participate in our advisory committees, focus groups and selection and assessment panels. We consult with professional bodies, managers, practitioners and advisors on the design and review of all Addictions, Counselling and Health qualifications.

Our close connection with industry is also recognised by the many work experience opportunities the sector extends to WelTec’s Addictions, Counselling and Health students, which includes practicum, clinical practice and the provision of supervision.

Note for returning students
Returning students are encouraged to re-enrol early for their next Trimester courses as there is limited availability. This will help secure your place.