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Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Social Practice)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Unitec

Subject area

Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

General admission requires applicants to: Have a bachelor's degree (or level 7 Graduate Diploma) in the same or similar discipline; or Provide documentary evidence of outcomes in the discipline work environment to demonstrate an ability to perform in the programme and commit to achieving its outcomes. International applicants and any Domestic applicant for whom English, Māori or NZ Sign is not their first language must also provide evidence that they have the necessary English language proficiency required for the Programme as described in the NZQA rules.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this programme is to enable graduates to develop research and evaluation skills allowing them to plan for applied research within social work, counselling, and community development, contexts and in related fields in health, education and welfare. Students acquire an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in these contexts that can be explored through applied research. Graduates engage with employers, industries, cultures, and communities. Through transdisciplinary engagement across the major categories of social practice, they can identify, define and contextualise important issues to enhance social justice and challenge structural inequality, with a strong focus on Māori and indigenous practice. Graduates plan for, relevant research projects aiming to provide solutions and innovations that influence practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Mixed Field Programmes at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Not Available

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$1,000 each.

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Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$500 each

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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