Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.xml Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
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Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Undergraduate degree in health science / health discipline with a B average or better. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.0 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 have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this one-year online diploma is an interdisciplinary programme for qualified health professionals and health service managers.

It will equip you with advanced practice knowledge and critical analysis skills.

You will spend time in independent study, critical reflection and field work in your place of study or place of work. The programme is characterised by the option of advanced study with a specific health endorsement, requiring a foundation of undergraduate knowledge and skills achieved through previous tertiary qualifications or equivalent professional experience. Some endorsement options exist - Child and Family Health, Elder Health (available from 2018) - however the diploma can also be completed without a specific endorsement.

To achieve the certificate you need to complete four of the available courses within four years.

* This programme includes compulsory two-day onsite workshops at the City campus for some courses.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Other you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 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
  • An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline with a B average or better

Alternative requirements
  • If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in health science you may:

    • provide evidence of having completed a relevant professional qualification; and
    • provide evidence of successful completion of a relevant qualification or programme of study which is equivalent to those of first degree graduates, through the submission of a portfolio of evidence.

    If your undergraduate degree does not provide the basis of study at the level required for more advanced study, enrolment in transitional or undergraduate courses may be required before admission to this programme.

Additional requirements
  • Interview

    • Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.

    Where preparation is sought for specialty or advanced nursing practice, you must also:

    • be a Registered Nurse
    • hold a current Practising Certificate
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: HB3849
LEVEL: 8
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Due 30 November or 31 May
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $1710 per course (2016)
International:
LOCATION: Online *
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

Next steps

Please complete an admissions and enrolment form.

Application documents

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to be involved in the implementation of change in your area of practice.

Study pathways

Beyond this qualification you could consider a Masters in either health science or nursing.