Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care

Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited

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1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The programme has been designed for experienced health professionals to support development of enhanced leadership abilities to better meet the health needs of populations within the New Zealand context. The successful graduate of this programme will have advanced practice and leadership capability within their scope of practice.
Each endorsement contributes to the Government's objectives for the tertiary education and health sectors in relationship to their specific/specialty population. The endorsed programme also contributes to the New Zealand Health Strategy aims to ensure that halth workers meet the demand for services that integrate cultural practices, concepts and diverse world views into high-quality, evidence informed health services.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Bachelor s degree or equivalent; English language requirements for EAL applicants: IELTS 7.0 Academic in all bands, Registered nurse or allied health professional, currently employed at least 0.6 FTE within the specialty area. Pacific Health and Nursing only: Three or more years registered nurse practice

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)
$7,776 $7,776
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$12,463 $12,463
Total $20,239 $20,239

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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 $64,681
Earnings range $43,939 - $75,031
In employment 70%
In further study 25%
On a benefit N/A

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Grants

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office - Scholarships & Grants



Up to $800

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Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Midwifery/Nursing Clinical Placement Award in Memory of Ngaire Miller

Provided by:

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust



$2000 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

Phone: (04) 237 3100
Fax: (04) 237 3101

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Where does this information come from?

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