Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care
Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Porirua)
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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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
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
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$43,939 - $75,031|
|In further study||25%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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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.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.