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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

  • ID:CPIT640153
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,809.17
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,809.17
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
Estimated Total/program:
$27,955.02
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline with a B average or better.
  • 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.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

OR

  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 6.0 academic: speaking 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0.

Course Information

Advance within your area of professional practice.

If you have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this six month online programme will equip you with the confidence and skills to plan and co-ordinate multiple, complex patient care demands in your chosen specialisation.

The postgraduate certificate in health science offers a selection of courses designed to meet the needs of health practitioners, health sector managers and other professionals whose practice has a focus on health.

The programme is characterised by the option of advanced study with a specific health science endorsement, requiring a foundation of undergraduate knowledge and skills. Some endorsement options exist - Child and Family Health, Elder Health (available from 2018) - however the certificate can also be completed without a specific endorsement.

To achieve the certificate you need to complete two of the available courses within two years.

* This programme includes compulsory two-day onsite workshops at the City campus for some courses.

^ Please note that not all courses are offered in both semesters, and that some courses are prerequisites for others.

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Pathway Courses

  • Beyond this qualification you could consider a postgraduate diploma in health science or a Masters in nursing or health science.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

If you're a New Zealand registered nurse or health professional, this is an excellent opportunity for ongoing professional development resulting in a formal qualification. You'll graduate from the programme with the confidence and skills to plan and co-ordinate multiple, complex patient care demands in your chosen specialisation.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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