Postgraduate Certificate in Specialty Care

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 60 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.


Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*For fee exclusions, please see our terms and conditions.

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

Do you have enough time?

To check which study options best fit your lifestyle, try our handy time calculator tool


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Give yourself credit →

Use the knowledge you already have to fast-track your qualification. Workplace-learning, volunteering, professional development, other provider qualifications and online courses can be recognised as prior learning and put towards your qualification. Start by getting in touch with us, or find out more here.

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Last updated: 6/5/2024

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