Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care


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Entry requirements

· Bachelor's degree or equivalent

· International or EAL: IELTS 6.5 in every band,

· Registered Nurse, Registered Paramedic or associated with a relevant professional body,

· Currently practising in the specialty area.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The programme has been designed for experienced health and social professionals to support

the development of enhanced practice and leadership to better meet the health needs of

populations in Aotearoa New Zealand. The graduate will have advanced knowledge and skills

within their specialty area of practice.

The programme aims to ensure that health and social practice professionals can contribute to

meeting the demand for services that integrate cultural practices, concepts and diverse world

views into high-quality, evidence informed health services.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing 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

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.


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