Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Care for People with Disabilities



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This Graduate Diploma prepares graduates to work within the rapidly transforming disability sector and beyond as confident, competent, responsive and collaborative leaders who understand the complexity of the environment and possess a range of strategies for engaging with people who use disability services.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must have either, an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or professional experience in the disability sector to the satisfaction of the Programme Leader. Students who have completed The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand s Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing are not eligible for enrolment in this programme. If English is the not the applicant s first language, candidates will need to have IELTS (Academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Access to the internet is required for Open Polytechnic programmes, qualifications, programmes and courses at Level 5 and above.

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)
$5,418 $5,418
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,779 $6,779
Total $12,196 $12,196

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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

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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