Mental Health and Addictions - Master of Health Practice

Study the AUT Master of Health Practice in Mental Health and Addictions degree and explore a range of evidence and theories related to mental health and addictions recovery and rehabilitation.

The Master of Health Practice in Mental Health and Addictions is ideal for health professionals who want to extend their practical knowledge and are ready for the next step in their career. It's designed for health professionals with at least three years of clinical experience.

You can select courses that reflect your career needs and interests. The courses examine the complexities of the practice context.

This is part of the Master of Health Practice.

Start date: 2021

Start date: 2022

You need a total of 180 points to complete the Master of Health Practice in Mental Health and Addictions qualification.

Complete the following course

And select 60 points from

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

And 60 points from

* Students who want to be considered for DAPAANZ registration need to complete MENH804 and MENH805 and have an applied health or social sciences degree.

List of eligible bachelor’s degrees

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.


Key features
  • Equips health professionals for advanced practice in mental health and addictions
  • Includes a practice project in an area of your interest
  • Open to all qualified health professionals
  • Flexible study options, including on-campus block courses and online learning

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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