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 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.


Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance, administration and student service fees. For more details, please email:

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

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.

Whitireia and WelTec are a business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Whitireia and WelTec are part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Learn more

Learn with purpose

Explore Te Pūkenga

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa - New Zealand Government

Copyright © 2023 Te Pūkenga