Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
July February
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 13,434

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Candidates are required to have gained: a) An undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Programme Manager, or b) a qualification approved as equivalent by the Programme Manager.
  • Candidates who have not gained a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification may submit a portfolio and, if the application is successful, may be admitted on an ad eundum statem basis.
  • Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have score of 7 or better in all bands of the International English Language Test Score (IELTS), or equivalent and will be required to demonstrate the likelihood of being able to successfully achieve programme learning outcomes.
  • All candidates are required to supply the names and contact details of two professional referees.
  • All candidates are required to complete a professional disclosure form.
  • Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview.
  • Candidates are required to have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in their professional field of practice (or the equivalent as approved by the selection committee). This is in recognition of the requirement to have consolidated and developed their own practice to a level sufficient to embark in the role of supervisor of others.


Programme Content

  • Health and Social
  • Professional Supervision 1
  • Professional Supervision 2
  • Research for Practice
  • Leadership and Management
  • Community Health and Wellbeing
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Professional and Organisational Contexts
  • Practice in Specialist Fields
  • Transformative Praxis in Postcolonial Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Teaching in Professional Practice
  • Health and Wellbeing in the Primary Health Care and Community Context
  • Care and Protection
  • Palliative Care

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