Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice

Focus on learning research methods for health and social practice and apply them in an area of your choice. Gain specialised knowledge and leadership skills to work in inter professional teams. Focus on the delivery of quality services to diverse people and communities.

What you will learn

  • Advance your skills in health and social practice
  • Choose an interdisciplinary qualification
  • There’s a focus on diversity, inter-professionalism, education and leadership
  • Apply your study and research to what you’re already doing
  • Most of your study will be online so you can do the qualification from anywhere

Programme structure

The postgraduate diploma is a 120 credit programme.

You’ll complete two compulsory courses (60 credits) then choose a further 60 credits from the elective courses.

Compulsory courses

  • Research methods for health and social practice (30 credits)
  • Advancing professional practice (30 credits)

Electives – choose 60 credits

  • Diversity in professional practice (30 credits)
  • Professional education practice (30 credits)
  • Professional leadership practice (30 credits)
  • Clinical topic (15 credits)
  • Simulation practice (15 credits)
  • Special topic I (15 credits)
  • Special topic II (30 credits)
  • Policy for professional practice (30 credits)
  • Partnering with Māori In health and social practice (30 credits)
  • Working with Pacific peoples (30 credits)
  • Information management (15 credits)
  • Governance (15 credits)

Upcoming start dates

  • 24 July 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Special entry may be granted if you do not meet the entry criteria, but the Head of School must be satisfied you are capable of undertaking the programme.

International

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Special entry may be granted if you do not meet the entry criteria, but the Head of School must be satisfied you are capable of undertaking the programme.

International students – minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no band score below 6.5, or equivalent.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $7,944

    For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $25,375

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

The Porirua campus is at 3 Wi Neera Dr, Porirua.

Read more about our Porirua campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Health and Social Services
Offered by:
Te Hau Tapu me te Puna Oranga
Formal programme title:
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice
Programme code:
HV4563
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