Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Occupational Therapy



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The postgraduate diploma programme provides graduates with an advanced level of knowledge in their chosen practice area. Graduates of this programme will be more confident in their understandings of the body of knowledge that informs day-to-day occupational therapy practice. Graduates will also be equipped with the knowledge to engage in evidence-based practice that informs the science of occupational therapy. Graduates will be better equipped to hold positions that are recognised as expert clinical posts, or to move in to managerial positions. For some graduates, completing the postgraduate diploma will provide them with the confidence to move in to new areas where the role of occupational therapy is on emerging.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To enter this programme you should hold a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree, or equivalent. It is also preferable, but not necessary, that you hold a current annual practising certificate entitling you to practise occupational therapy in New Zealand

Detailed requirements

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


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,956 $7,956
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$12,243 $12,243
Total $20,199 $20,199

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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 $51,879
Earnings range $42,128 - $57,731
In employment 78%
In further study 18%
On a benefit 2%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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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.

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.

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