Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science


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Entry requirements

1. An undergraduate degree in a health science with a B pass or better. A minimum of two years clinical practice may be an advantage.
2. Where the applicant may have less than a B+ average in her/his undergraduate degree s/he may be provisionally accepted.
3. Where an applicant does not hold an undergraduate degree in health science:
- the applicant shall 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.
4. A personal interview may assist the application process.
Approved subjects include Health Science.
Applicants must be Registered Health Professionals including social Workers, who hold a current Annual Practising Certificate.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have developed specialty practice competencies to enter specialty areas of mental health nursing and be introduced to the concept and competencies of advanced practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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