Addictions, Counselling, Youth Studies Want to make a difference in your community? Our students do. They appreciate that WelTec’s Addictions, Counselling and Youth Studies programmes are practical and applied, and that you learn through work experience. What you learn is how to actually help people in the community. Whether it’s helping a family affected by alcohol, counselling someone who’s mourning or inspiring young people, your training will help get you ready to handle these challenges. Our students like that they learn from people who have rich experience in these areas and who are doing research in these fields. We also work with professional bodies to make sure what you study is recognised, applicable and approved. Our close connection to the sector also offers you many opportunities to do work experience, practicums, gain clinical practice and to get supervision. Our study programmes can be designed to suit you. We know life’s busy. We offer full-time and part-time options at both our Wellington CBD campus and at Petone, as well as in Auckland. You can also do some learning online or do a short course. WelTec is flexible.
Range of courses
You’ll grow your understanding of addictions. The theory behind it as well as practical strategies to treat clients and help them manage addictions. What you learn is based on tested research and you’ll then do work experience to practise your skills. You can study at several different levels and you’ve got options to do full-time or part-time study.
You can also study courses in:
> Addiction Worker
You’ll learn a range of counselling techniques and therapies to help people. And you’ll put these skills into practice under clinical supervision. We offer different qualifications. Choose a diploma, bachelor degree or graduate diploma. Gain new knowledge or take your existing skills further.
Youth Studies Want to see young people succeed? The Bachelor of Youth Development gives you the skills and on-the-job training to help do just that. You’ll learn and work as you go with a work placement – if you’re already doing some youth work, you can continue that, or we’ll help you find somewhere you can use your skills.
> Health Psychology > Supervision > Trauma Studies > Community Support
Career opportunities > Alcohol and Drug Worker > Counsellor > Community Support > District Health Board roles > Policy Advisor > Health Promotion Roles > Emergency Response Support > Youth Worker
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