For registered health professionals to develop specialty knowledge, in relation to their role and the area of health they are employed in. Graduates may also gain credits towards Master’s study.

More detail about this qualification

Course Outlines

Course Block Dates

This 90 credit two-course qualification offers a range of courses which allows for a programme of study that best meets your needs and reflects current and developing research-based practice in relation to health care delivery.

This programme has endorsements in:
Advanced Paramedic Practice

HSC8607: Advanced Paramedic Practice 1 (45 credits)

HSC8608: Advanced Paramedic Practice 2 (45 credits)

Paramedic Community Care

HSC8614: Urgent Community Care Practice 1 (45 credits)

HSC8615: Urgent Community Care Practice 2 (45 credits)

Pacific Health Leadership

HSC8611: Pacific Health (45 credits)

HSC8602: Clinical Leadership (45 credits)

Palliative Care

HSC8701: The Foundation of Palliative Care (45 credits)

HSC8702: Praxis in Palliative Care (45 credits)

Perioperative Care

HSC8703: The Foundations of Specialty Nursing (45 credits)

HSC8704: Praxis in Perioperative Specialty Nursing (45 credits)

Forensic Practice

HSC8603: Forensic Practice (45 credits)

HSC8602: Clinical Leadership (45 credits)

Primary Mental Health Care

HSC8605: Primary Mental Health Care (45 credits)

HSC8602: Clinical Leadership (45 credits)


HSC8705: Praxis in Gerontology (45 credits)

And one of HSC8701 The Foundation of Palliative Care or HSC8602 Clinical Leadership (45 credits)

Entry Requirements

Registered health professional/counsellor, New Zealand practising certificate (or equivalent), Bachelor Degree (or equivalent); and employed in a relevant clinical service for a minimum of three days (22.5 hours) per week.

International Students

IELTS 7.0 (no band lower than 7.0) or equivalent.

How to Apply

You can apply online from the Whitireia website.  However, before you start your online application, you will need to have the following documentation available to upload when requested:

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