Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
Nursing not elsewhere classified
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
To enable health professionals to develop skills of research, critical analysis, constructive synthesis and advanced practice
Key Information for Students
Academic Requirements An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline with a B average or better. 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. Additional Requirements Interview Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview. Where preparation is sought for specialty or advanced nursing practice, you must also: - be a Registered Nurse - hold a current Practising Certificate English Requirements If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment. IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no band score lower than 6.0). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$43,939 - $75,031|
|In further study||25%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.