New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection

Child Matters

Subject area

Children's Services




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with graduates who can protect and advocate for children.

Graduates will be able to speak out and take action to promote safety and wellbeing of children and a culture of child protection, and will be empowered to take a leadership role to advocate for children in situations where an organisation, community or societal response is required.

This qualification is designed for people who are working in or intending to enter into roles that affect children.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A robust entry criteria process is undertaken to ensure the suitability of learners to complete this programme of study, particularly in regards to their emotional well-being and resilience to the course content. For learners to be eligible to enroll in and progress through this programme of study they must: * Be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency status * Be suitable for this programme of study in regards to time and commitment to study, as well as resilience to the emotional component of this course, and able to ensure that their safety and wellbeing will be maintained throughout the duration of this course * Have successfully completed the Child Matters Child Protection Studies Programme or equivalent to demonstrate they have a basic child protection understanding.

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)
$1,276 $1,276
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,479 $4,479
Total $5,755 $5,755

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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

Phone: (07) 838 3370
Fax: (07) 838 9950

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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