Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Social Practice)


Subject area

Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified


35 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this programme is to enable graduates to develop research and evaluation skills allowing them to plan for applied research within social work, counselling, and community development, contexts and in related fields in health, education and welfare. Students acquire an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in these contexts that can be explored through applied research. Graduates engage with employers, industries, cultures, and communities. Through transdisciplinary engagement across the major categories of social practice, they can identify, define and contextualise important issues to enhance social justice and challenge structural inequality, with a strong focus on Māori and indigenous practice. Graduates plan for, relevant research projects aiming to provide solutions and innovations that influence practice.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A relevant degree with average grade requirements or a relevant and equivalent professional qualification, plus proof of work and English language requirements. Special admission also accepted.

Detailed requirements

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


35 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,074 $4,074
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,428 $5,428
Total $9,502 $9,502

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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

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

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