Careers and training opportunities

Helpful tips for people looking for work or career development in the addiction sector.

Careers in the addiction sector

Here are some places you can begin your search for your next career move. 

Te Pou 

A wide range of job vacancies in the mental health, addiction and disability sectors are advertised on the Te Pou website.

The Wise Group

The Wise Group works to make differences in the lives of others. The group's work spans health and wellbeing services, housing support, employment and navigation services, education and training, workforce development and research, software development, and business support services. View current job vacancies across the group on the Wise Group website.

Ministry of Health

A selection of job opportunities within the Ministry of Health are available on its Careers Centre website


Advance your career with study scholarships

Take a look at these scholarship and study options.

Le Va – scholarships for people working in mental health and addiction

Le Va provides scholarships to help increase the number of Pacific people working in the mental health and addiction sectors, and enhance the knowledge and skills of our workforce.

For more details, read more about Futures that work on the Le Va website.

Skills Matter – funding for post graduate mental health and addiction training

Funding for postgraduate clinical vocational training programmes for nurses and allied health professionals in the mental health and addiction sectors – including social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and addiction practitioners – is available through Skills Matter, part of Te Pou.

For more details, including programme details and entry requirements, visit Skills Matter on the Te Pou website.

Te Rau Matatini – scholarships for people working in mental health and addiction 

Te Rau Matatini provides scholarships and bursaries to increase workforce capacity within the health workforce. Visit the Te Rau Matatini website for more information about these scholarships and contact details.


Tertiary training 

A range of tertiary training options are available in New Zealand. 

If you are interested in attending any of these courses please contact the institution directly.