The programme is designed so you can engage with other health and social service fields, and broaden your professional practice. Focus on collaboration and extend your ability to work in interprofessional teams. Develop your leadership skills. You may gain credits towards Master’s study.

With a focus on collaboration you’ll extend your ability to work in inter-professional teams and develop your leadership ability. Complete the programme over 6 months (full-time) or 2 years (part-time). You may also gain credits towards Master's studies.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice provides health and social practice professionals a new model of higher level study to advance their knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing their practice and career progression. The curriculum design and programme structure supports students to engage in inter-professional learning at postgraduate level to advance and broaden their professional practice.

This programme will extend your ability to work effectively in inter-professional teams and with enhanced leadership skills for the provision of quality services to diverse people and communities. Successful graduates may also gain credits towards Master’s studies.​

Programme outline

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice is a 60 credit programme where students choose their electives. ​ 

Advancing Professional Practice  30
 Clinical Topic  15
Diversity in Professional Practice  30
Partnering with Māori in Health and Social Practice 30
Policy for Professional Practice 30
Professional Education Practice 30
Professional Leadership Practice 30
Research Methods for Health and Social Practice 30
Simulation Practice 15
Special Topic I* 15
Special Topic II* 30
Responsiveness to Pacific Peoples 30
*one only  

Entry Requirements

Health or social practice professional or equivalent; with degree or equivalent

International students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 7.0 in each band

Documents and other details

When applying for this programme complete the course selection sheet and attach to your online application.

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