Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care


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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 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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum 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.

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)
$8,324 $8,324
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,166 $13,166
Total $21,490 $21,490

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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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 944 847
Phone: 0800 944 847
Fax: (04) 237 3101

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

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.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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