Qualification Overview

Te Reo Maori Title Te Taurā Pōkairua Kaiārahitanga
Qualification Title Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Mentoring and Leadership) (Level 8)
Qualification Type Postgraduate Diploma
Level 8
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Organisation Management
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aim of this qualification is to provide an opportunity for students to acquire knowledge and expertise in mentoring
and professional leadership in the context of their specialist field which complements their current experience and/or
qualifications. This qualification enables professionals in leadership roles to maintain currency and develop their discipline by ongoing professional development.
Graduate profile
After successful completion of this qualification, students will have the skills and knowledge to be able to:
-build on their current underpinning knowledge and skills to further develop their professional practice
-demonstrate knowledge of leadership in relation to their field of practice.
-develop professional mentoring skills
-demonstrate knowledge about theory and practice of professional supervision and mentoring
-Solve real world problems in the field of professional leadership and mentoring
-analyse relevant legislation that impacts on professional leadership and practice
-critically examine the principles of implementing culturally appropriate professional practice
-produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data which will contribute to well-informed decision-making
-explore best practice through the process of critical thinking and reflection
Education pathways
Students may move onto further learning in fields relevant to their profession e.g. Masters in Nursing, Masters in
Education, Masters in Social Work
Employment pathways
This qualification prepares students for the following careers and/or employment opportunities:
-Managers/ Supervisors in their chosen profession, e.g. Associate Teachers, Unit Managers in Health Care settings
or Social Work settings
-Mentors for students
-Professional Registration MentorsTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Students must: * Be able to access a relevant workplace; and * Have a Bachelor degree or
Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate subject; or * Postgraduate Certificate
in Applied Professional Studies (with or without endorsement) or in cognate subject for entry
to the Postgraduate Diploma; or * A combination of academic and practical or professional
experience based upon a record of learning (academic transcript), parchment and a
curriculum vitae detailing relevant educational achievements work experience and
professional achievements as follows: EITHER * completion of a post-secondary school
diploma in a related discipline at NZQA level 7 or equivalent from a recognised tertiary
provider; and * demonstration of at least two years relevant practical experience with at
least two written references (employer and character); or * demonstration of at least five
years relevant practical or professional experience at a senior level, evidence of ability to
study at postgraduate qualification level and two written references (employer and character)
; * IELTS Academic 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0, or equivalent or Waiariki English
Test 65 with no score lower than 60 for Mentoring and Leadership and Adult Teaching endorsements; or * IELTS Academic 7.0 with no band score lower than 7.0, or equivalent or Waiariki English Test 70 with no score lower than 70 for Vulnerable Peoples, and Infection Prevention and Control endorsements.
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3539
Status Current
Created August 2016
Next Review December 2020
Content
Professional mentoring and supervision methods and related issues
-New Zealand legislation that impacts on professional leaders and institutions
-Building and maintaining professional relationships
-Theory and practice of professional supervision and mentoring
-Strategies useful in leadership and professional practice including constructive feedback
-Leadership styles
-Applying an integrated knowledge base to authentic work situations
-Critical thinking and workplace based research skills
-Bi-cultural practice, tikanga and basic Te Reo in the professional environment.

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