Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice


Subject area

Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified



1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Through reflective practice, graduates will be able to apply their practice-based knowledge to identify complex issues in dynamic environments. Through experiential learning they will critically engage with specialised knowledge and apply this within interdisciplinary work environments. They will be able to develop strategies for further enquiry and research.
Specialisation: Health Science
Health practitioners will be enabled to work collaboratively, within and across disciplines, to lead and deliver optimal evidence-based practice to benefit clients and communities.
Specialisation: Clinical Research
Practitioners will be enabled to lead and participate in collaborative clinical research programmes that contribute evidence that influences and improves health care delivery.

Specialisation: Social Practice
Social practitioners (including social workers, community developers, counsellors and not-for-profit practitioners) will be enabled to work collaboratively in cross-sector and complex environments, in order to transform practice in ways that promote social justice and reduce inequalities within communities

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A relevant degree with average grade requirements or a relevant professional qualification and proof of work relevant to the programme of study plus English language requirements. Special admission also accepted.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $49,000
Earnings range $38,000 - $66,000
In employment 61%
In further study 22%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

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