Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care

Further your skills in a specialised field. For registered health professionals looking to develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen line of work. Credits may be gained towards Master’s study.
In 2022 this programme is only available for students on the Aniva programme.

Programme outline

For registered health professionals wanting to extend their knowledge, advance their professional practice and develop enhanced leadership abilities to better meet the needs of populations within the Aotearoa New Zealand context. Students select one of the following endorsements:

  • Pacific Health and Nursing
  • Māori Health and Nursing
  • Addiction
  • Child/Youth Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Older Adult Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Perioperative
  • Primary Health
  • Trauma and Emergency Care

Entry requirements

Domestic students

Bachelors degree or equivalent. Pacific Health and Nursing strand: registered nurse with a current New Zealand practising certificate; three or more years registered nurse practice, employment for a minimum of three days per week and evidence of employer support.

International students

IELTS 7.0 Academic, IELTS 7.0 in each band or equivalent.

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 and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia 

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