Addictions

Specialise in supporting people with addictions issues at Otago Polytechnic and learn to facilitate client recovery and strengths in a mental health and wellbeing context.

Otago Polytechnic Study Social Services Addictions

Gain the knowledge and understanding to recognise characteristics and impacts for a range of wellbeing and addiction issues. You’ll learn how to access and draw on support and resources to enhance recovery, build resilience and help make a real difference in people’s lives.

Our Addiction-related programmes help give you the specialised technical knowledge and skills to provide treatment to people seeking assistance with problems of gambling, alcohol and drug use. You will graduate as an ethical, more self-aware and reflective practitioner.

The biggest point of difference in studying with us is our real-world approach to learning. The experience you’ll gain on clinical placement as part of your programme will give you the skills to seamlessly transition from study to employment or promotion.

Addictions qualifications

Community Services

Aligned with community and industry needs, and national strategies, this qualification will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills you need for a career in social support work. This is a holistic programme, that develops your knowledge and skills to facilitate wellbeing across the four dimensions; hauroa (health) including tinana (physical), hinengaro (mental and emotional), whānau (family and social) and wairua (spiritual and connection).

Duration

1 Year Full-time

Delivery

Online, On campus

Location

Online, Dunedin

Career potential

Facilitator, Social Support Worker, Wellbeing Advisor, Wellbeing Coach

Community Services

This programme is designed for people who are already working in the mental health and addictions sector. You will gain the specialised technical knowledge and skills to provide treatment to people seeking assistance with problems of gambling, alcohol and drug use. While you learn to apply specialised knowledge, Te Taketake is also about promoting your own personal growth.

Duration

2 Years Part-time

Delivery

Blended learning

Location

Rotorua, Dunedin

Career potential

Addiction Counsellor, Health Promoter, Senior Support Worker

Study Social Services

Study Social Services

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