Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care

Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care

Advance your knowledge in a specialised field of practice. For registered nurses, paramedics and health professionals looking to develop in their chosen role. Credits may be gained towards Master's study.

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 and Addiction
  • Nursing
  • Older Adult Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Perioperative
  • Primary Health
  • Paramedicine

Entry requirements

Domestic students

  • Bachelor's degree of equivalent
  • .Registered nurse, registered paramedic or associated with a relevant professional body.
  • Currently practising in the specialty area.

International students

International or EAL: IELTS 6.5 in every band or OET 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.

On 1 September 2022, the operations of Whitireia transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing Whitireia programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.

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