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

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

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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: 20/6/2024

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