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Competency Assessment Programme - registered nurse
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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

NZ Registered Nurse or internationally qualified nurse with the appropriate documentation and at least one year of employment as a Registered Nurse. If English is not your fist language, IELTS 7.0 Academic (no lower than 7.0 in any band)

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

If you're an internationally qualified registered nurse or a New Zealand registered nurse returning to practice after five years or more, you can obtain a current practising certificate through our Competency Assessment programme.

This intensive programme comprises of three weeks of theory and includes study in ethics, regulations in New Zealand, quality assurance, cultural safety and preparation for clinical practice and a practical clinical component which runs for six weeks.

Please note this is a pathway to reactivate your existing scope of practice. It is not a transition pathway for Enrolled Nurses who wish to remove restrictions on their scope of practice.

Internationally qualified nurses please note: this programme will accept internationally qualified nurses who currently hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand. Internationally qualified nurses require a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand, with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.

Applications are accepted subject to the availability of suitable clinical placement.

Programme structure

To complete this Training Scheme you are required to complete a minimum total of 34 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • Applicants must be a New Zealand Registered Nurse or an internationally qualified nurse with the appropriate documentation (see Additional Requirements) and have at least one year of employment as a Registered Nurse.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • New Zealand applicants will be New Zealand registered nurses. Internationally qualified nurses must:

    • hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand;
    • have a letter from the Nursing Council approving their qualification and documenting the English, theoretical and practical requirements that they must meet in order to gain registration in New Zealand;
    • have a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace and
    • If from a non English speaking background meet the English requirements below.
  • In order to participate in the clinical components of the programme, you must meet various Health Authority requirements. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by clinical practice areas.

  • Consent to Disclosure of Information
    Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

  • Provide two referee reports (one must be from your most recent employer).

English requirements

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

7.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

7.0

READING

7.0

WRITING

7.0

LISTENING

7.0
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Selection criteria

Usually the maximum number of students that can be accepted in any one intake is 30. This is directly linked to the availability of suitable clinical placements.

In the event of the number of applicants exceeding the number of places applicants will be accepted in order of application and clinical placement availability. If suitable applicants exceed the maximum intake students per programme, applicants will be placed on a wait list in order of application.

The final decision for entry will be conditional upon all required documentation being sighted and verified as well as the availability of a suitable clinical placement.

PROGRAMME CODE: G21001
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 34
COMMENCES: January, June, October
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 2 November for January start; 28 April for June start; 15 September for October start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $1,500 - $1,700
International: $6,035
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Travel, MRSA, indemnity insurance

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an competency assessment programme domestic application pack.

Application documents

Career opportunities

After completion of the theory and clinical components and having successfully met the Nursing Council of New Zealand's competencies for registration, you may apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for a current practicing certificate.

Study pathways

Specialise in an area of your choice with our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice.

Recommended school subjects

  • For registered nurses only