Postgraduate Certificate in Health Practice

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Subject area

Community Health

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline.
Alternative Requirements
If you do not hold an undergraduate degree in health science you may:
provide evidence of having completed a relevant professional qualification; and provide evidence of successful completion of a relevant qualification or programme of study which is equivalent to those of first degree graduates, through the submission of a portfolio of evidence.

If your undergraduate degree does not provide the basis of study at the level required for more advanced study, enrolment in transitional or undergraduate courses may be required before admission to this programme.

English Requirements
If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact Ara for an assessment.
IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest).

Note:
IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this programme is to enable students to analyse and apply advanced knowledge and research relevant to their area of practice, analyse complex health issues, and generate solutions. Students will extend and deepen knowledge through their engagement with an advanced level of study. The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Practice also enables students to re-engage with, and further develop, their scholarship. The target market is health professionals who have practice experience in their area, who would like to deepen their knowledge and practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Public Health at this level can earn:

$59,000

Median earnings one year after study

$62,000

Median earnings two years after study

$81,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

76%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

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