Postgraduate Certificate in Specialty Care

Further your knowledge in a specialised field of practice For registered health professionals looking to develop in their role, in the area of health they work in. Credits may be gained towards Master's study.

More detail about this qualification

This 90 credit two-course qualification offers a range of courses which allows for a programme of study that best meets your needs and reflects current and developing research-based practice in relation to health care delivery.


Entry requirements

Registered health professional/counsellor, New Zealand practising certificate (or equivalent), Bachelor Degree (or equivalent); and employed in a relevant clinical service for a minimum of three days (22.5 hours) per week.


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*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

How to apply

You can apply online from the Whitireia website.  However, before you start your online application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:

  • Completed Course Selection Sheet 
  • Verified ID

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia.

From 2023, Whitireia and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by Whitireia and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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