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Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

  • ID:CPIT640154
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree.
  • 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.

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.


  • 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

Gain the expertise needed to supervise others effectively in professional contexts.

Professional supervision is critical in managing and ensuring continuous improvement in service delivery and employee effectiveness and satisfaction. The need for professional oversight is forecast to increase in line with increased risk and compliance factors across a range of sectors.

Created for professionals working in the health, social service and related sectors, this one-year, part-time programme uses a blended delivery method including a series of two-day, face-to-face classes on campus and online activities. It's delivered in two, 30-credit courses designed to be studied sequentially. In the first course (Foundations of Supervision) you'll examine the theoretical underpinnings and models for the application of skills in supervisory practice. In the second course (Developing Supervision Practice) you'll apply the theoretical knowledge and supervision skills to your own supervisory practice.

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Pathway Courses

  • As a graduate of this programme you can seek entry into Master's-level study, including the Master of Health Science at Ara.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of this programme you can become an external supervisor in private practice, a senior practitioner in professional or multi/interdisciplinary settings, or move into professional management or human resources management.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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