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This diploma will provide you with an academic background in psychology and help you work in areas such as advertising, marketing, police work, and community work. It can be a stepping stone to a degree in psychology and to a career as a psychologist (with relevant postgraduate training).
You may be able to study our new applied degree pathway which will give you practical skills to help people who are experiencing addiction issues.
Our new pathway is also recognised by professional association, Addiction Practitioners Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand (DAPAANZ), who were established to represent the professional interests of addiction services practitioners nationwide.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate total cost for the full qualification based on 2015 fee information. This does not include annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
You must read the information provided within the Qualification Structure table, which details the order in which courses must be studied to complete a valid qualification.