Graduate Diploma in Nursing Pacific


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1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Nursing Pacific is to provide an opportunity for learners to demonstrate their ability to

meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) Registered Nurse competencies and practice

within the Aotearoa New Zealand context. Graduates will be eligible to apply to the Nursing

Council of New Zealand for registration and a practicing certificate to work in Aotearoa New

Zealand as a nurse

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Diploma of Nursing (L5) or Bachelor of Nursing (L7) from a Pacific Island nation AND A minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse in their home country and a minimum of two years work experience in the health sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. Evidence of suitability based on interview, health screening, safety check and referee reports.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,144 $10,716
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,636 $17,454
Total $18,780 $28,170

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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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