Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science

University of Waikato

Subject area

Health not elsewhere classified


20 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will: * Provide clinical leadership in a range of clinical settings across the continuum of care and the lifespan; * Generate, critique and utilise nursing knowledge, and contribute to the evidence based of practice through research, * Practise in joint clinical and academic roles that integrate practice based and theoretical knowledge, and * Provide culturally responsive care and support to people to manage their health and wellbeing. Graduates of the University of Waikato Nursing postgraduate programmes will provide leadership to the nursing workforce and health services, articulate models of care to address population health needs, produce research that extends the boundaries of nursing knowledge, inform health policy with knowledge derived from critically examined clinical experience and advocate for strategies that address inequities in health care regionally and nationally.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A New Zealand Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent. Applicants must produce evidence of adequate training experience through being a practicing health professional.

Detailed requirements

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


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,568 $4,568
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$7,913 $7,913
Total $12,481 $12,481

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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 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253

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