Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Society and Culture » Studies in Human Society » Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this programme is to provide the health and social sectors with graduates who apply advanced research knowledge and scholarship to their professional practice context. It is designed for professionals in health and social practice seeking to advance their knowledge and skills. Graduates have built on their professional experience to gain internationally recognised knowledge and skills for career enhancement, capable to practise at an advanced, specialised level. Graduates will have the ability to work effectively in interprofessional teams for the provision of high quality services to diverse people and communities.
Graduate profile
The graduate will: 1. Demonstrate advanced professional knowledge and practice. 2. Have advanced understanding of contemporary professional practice and service delivery issues. 3. Critically evaluate practice development trends, issues and extant solutions. 4. Evaluate strategic policy priorities as they apply to professional practice. 5. Critically evaluate and apply research and evidence for best professional practice outcomes in health, social service, policy and education. 6. Have leadership skills able to be applied in inter-professional contexts. 7. Critically analyse and integrate best practice principles in professional practice when working with diverse people and communities.
Education pathways
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice may apply to enrol in the Master of Professional Practice programme or any other Master programmes in New Zealand or overseas as they will meet Level 8 requirements. Students enrolling in this programme may build on previous successful and related study such as a postgraduate certificate or equivalent level 8 qualification.
Employment pathways
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice will have enhanced employment and career opportunities for leadership, education, policy and research in their own professional context. They have advanced knowledge to work in a range of health and social practice areas, careers and contexts.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, and relevant practice in a related professional field
(International: IELTS 6.5 Academic, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent)
Education Organisation Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3035
Status Current
Created September 2015
Content
Compulsory: Research methods, advancing professional practice; electives: diversity, professional education practice, professional leadership practice, policy, information management, governance, partnering with Maori, working with Pacific peoples, clinical, simulation practice.

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