Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice

Further your skills in a field of professional practice. Learn how to apply research methods and apply them in a work area of your choice. Credits may be gained towards Master’s study.

Programme outline

The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice provides health and social practice professionals a new model of higher level study to advance their knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing their practice and career progression. The curriculum design and programme structure supports students to engage in inter-professional learning at postgraduate level to advance and broaden their professional practice.

This programme will enable you to gain specialised knowledge and leadership skills to work effectively in inter-professional teams for the provision of quality services to diverse people and communities. Successful graduates may also gain credits towards Master’s studies.​

More detail about this qualification

The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice is a 120 credit programme where students complete two compulsory courses and a further 60 credits from the electives below.​

Courses

Entry requirements

Domestic students

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

International Students

Must meet domestic entry requirements and also have IELTS 7.0 (Academic) overall with no band below 6.5, or equivalent.

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*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.

From 2023, Whitireia and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by Whitireia and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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