To qualify for provisional or full registration with dapaanz, members must complete specific types of degrees, and may also need to complete specific papers within these qualifications.

Visit our Registration – criteria and qualifications page for more detail.

For details about short courses or other resources of relevance to dapaanz members, keep an eye on Learning/Events and Resources.

We will continue to seek out opportunities of interest to the career development of our members and will share them with you.

For now, if you are considering further study, you may wish to check your eligibility for the scholarships detailed below.

Te Pou’s Skills Matter programmes provide funding for postgraduate training for new graduates and existing practitioners, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and addiction practitioners working in DHB, NGO and primary care settings. Several different funded training options are available including for:

Assessment and management of co-existing substance use and mental health.

This programme is for practitioners working with people who experience co-existing substance use (including gambling) and mental health issues, and funded positions are available through:

Applications are made by contacting the tertiary institute directly for a funded place on the programme.

Te Rau PuawaiMāori Mental Health Workforce Development Programme provides an opportunity for students who are seeking a career or to further their qualifications in the area of Māori mental health at Massey University.

The scholarship provides:

  • Contribution to cover fees and travel costs (the fee component is paid directly to the university)
  • Provision of a mentor
  • Individual learning and personal support
  • Assistance with course planning
  • An essay writing and study skills workshop
  • Access to Māori community and student networks.

Applications usually open early September every year and close early October for the following year of study.

Le Va provides Futures that Work, a scholarships and support programme with the aim of growing the Pacific mental health and addiction workforce.

The programme includes payment of fees, mentoring and coaching to complete study, and career planning.

Applications open in September for the following year of study.

Te Rau Ora provides scholarship programmes for both Māori and non-Māori to complete study in mental health and addictions, including:

  • Hoe Tahi Addiction (AOD) Scholarship is for people who are interested in a career within the addiction treatment sector, or already working in the sector who wish to undertake a relevant course of study.
  • Hoe Rua Addiction Work-based Placement provides a funded work-based placement to learn about working in the addiction treatment sector with a host organisation.
  • Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarships develop and build the Māori workforce, with a focus on leadership, competence in Te Ao Māori and excellence in health. Māori interested in undergraduate or postgraduate study in health are encouraged to apply.

Applications usually open towards the end of the calendar year, in time for the following academic year. For more information see Te Rau Ora 2022 Scholarships.

Dapaanz offers a number of scholarships to fund attendance at Cutting Edge each year.

If you are interested in finding out more or to check if you meet the application requirements, please visit the Cutting Edge website.