Master of Professional Practice


Subject area

Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Entry into the Master of Professional Practice is via a Bachelor's degree in a relevant** area of practice, with a minimum B grade average overall, and a minimum of two years full time (or equivalent) graduate experience in a relevant health and/or social practice area of practice.

Candidates who do not have a Bachelor's degree but meet all other requirements may apply for special admission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Such students will be required to submit a portfolio and, if the application is successful, may be admitted on an equivalent basis.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) Academic band score of 7.0, with no individual band score less than 7.0; or equivalent.

Candidates must complete their application for selection at least two months prior to the commencement of the programme. Applications received after this point will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview.

**Health or Social Practice (e.g. nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling and occupational therapy); other degrees (e.g. health promotion, public health) may be considered for entry on a case by case basis by the Postgraduate Team Manager.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Master of Professional Practice will assist practitioners in gaining advanced knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the demands of rapidly changing and increasingly complex health and social care practice environments. It will enable graduates to participate effectively in the health or social practice workforce as highly skilled, knowledgeable and confident practitioners able to work across professional boundaries to respond to real world problems. The focus of learning in the programme will include working reflexively with clients and communities within differing interprofessional collaborations and relationships. Graduates will be enabled to engage in transformative learning strategies that build on the strengths, knowledge, skills and relationships acquired as experienced practitioners. An emphasis on practice scholarship, research and industry-based learning approaches will enable students to develop more appreciative and critical perspectives about self, other people and the context of professional practice. This practice based learning approach will enhance graduates' ability to engage in future professional and work related challenges.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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