Te Pou eLearning Online Courses

Introduction to the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Treatment Act) – SA(CAT)

  • aims of the Act
  • main processes of the Act
  • the main professional roles required by the Act

The Role of the Authorised Officer under the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Treatment Act)

  • overview of the role and the expectations and responsibilities of authorised officers.

Capacity Assessment for SA(CAT)

  • Using video vignettes, how to carry out a capacity assessment for the purposes of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Treatment Act
  • Different aspects of a capacity assessment are explored to highlight how each can be assessed.

Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Capacity Assessment Tool

  • to support authorised officers and responsible clinicians to assess capacity to accept and or decline addiction treatment in people subject to assessment under the SA(CAT) Act

Screening and Brief Interventions for Co-existing Problems

  • standardised screening tools to screen for the presence of substance use, gambling and mental health problems.
  • brief interventions for substance use, gambling and mental health problems.

Training Programme for the Opioid Substitution Treatment Workforce

  • designed to be used in conjunction with the New Zealand Practice Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment (Ministry of Health 2014a) and seminars delivered by the New Zealand National Association of Opioid Treatment Providers (NAOTP).

Alcohol and Other Drug Outcome Measure (ADOM) refresher

  • the essential items people need if they are using ADOM in practice
  • Implementation of ADOM
  • How it can be useful in practice
Eastern Institute of Technology - Te Aho A Maui Course Outline

New Zealand Diploma in Addiction Studies (Applied) Level 6

  • He Hāpai whanaungatanga – Culture Identity and engagement
  • Te Oranga hapouri – Context, community, safety and sustainability
  • Ngā Take Mate Tarukino – Addiction issues and models (assessment)
  • He Whakaaro ki nga Whaeko Wahi Mahi – Reflecting on practicum experience
  • He Tirohanga Ao Maori – Integrating Maori perspectives and approaches
  • He Whakawhanui I te Puna Rauemi – Extending knowledge and resources
  • Nga Tikanga Umanga – Professional practice, ethics and leadership
  • He Kuhunga ki te Ao Wahi Mahi – Application of learning in the workplace
Moana House / Otago Polytechnic Course Outline

Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addiction Counselling -
Level 7: 2 years part time

It is recognised by DAPAANZ (Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa-New Zealand), the relevant professional body for addictions practitioners, and upon successful completion you can apply for professional registration with DAPAANZ (as long as you meet their criteria).

  • Te Aka - The Vine
    • Foundation Counselling and Assessment Skills
    • Pharmacology
    • Change and Motivation
  • Te Rea - The Shoot
    • Culture and Whānau
    • Diagnostic Systems
    • Case management, Care and Prevention
  • Te Hauhakenga - The Harvest 
  • Applying Theory to Practice 1
  • Applying Theory to Practice 2


Disclaimer: this list is not exhaustive and from year-to-year providers and course availability might change (last updated 18 October 2021)