grad cert professional practice

Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

HS1302

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Part-time
  • Fees dependent on modules selected
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

This programme will enable practitioners to undertake professional development and study, on a flexible basis. You will graduate as more capable learners with a greater capacity to work within specialised fields of practice within health and social practice.

You will also learn to build on strengths in knowledge, technology and relationships derived from the experience of practising in professional roles.

You will develop independence and creativity in thinking and decision-making that will inform your learning for future professional and work role challenges.

This programme will not lead to a health or social care professional registration.

What You'll Learn

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice is a 60 credit programme. The programme will have an inter-professional focus with you able to select modules and topics relevant to your area of practice.

Core Module:

  • 15 Credits - all students to complete

Elective modules:

45 credits to be completed

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

A. Core Compulsory Module: 15 credits – all students to complete

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
HSEP701Using ePortfolios in Professional Practice​
715

 
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B. Elective Modules: 45 credits to be completed

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-RequisitesAssessment Standard
HSEP703Critical Inquiry​
715

  
HSEP702Using Digital Storytelling in Professional Practice​
715

  
SDCS700Introductory Supervision
715

  
HLCD701Diabetes Care
715

  
HLCX701Cervical Smear Taking​
730

  
HSMH701Complex and Long-Term Support in Mental Health and Addiction​*
715

  
HSMH702Acute and Complex Care in Mental Health and Addiction​*
715

  
NUPCD40Wound Care for Nursing Practice
715

  
FSSW707Family and Whānau Practice*
715

  
HSSW708Rural Social Work​*
715

  
FSCO705Working with Couples and Families/Whānau​*
715

  
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* These modules will not be offered in 2017

Entry Criteria

Candidates are required to have gained:
a) an undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Team Manager, or
b) a qualification approved as equivalent by the Team Manager.

Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have a 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.

In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students may be subjected to safety checks. These may include but are not limited to;
a) A Formal Interview
b) Referee Checks
c) A Police Vet Check
d) A Risk Assessment

Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that Person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.

All candidates are required to supply the names and contact details of two professional referees.

Where modules require a practice component candidates are required to be employed or working in a position that will allow them to engage in relevant professional practice

Specific requirements such as current nursing registration may apply to individual programme
modules.

Steps

To discuss your pathway options within the programme and what modules would best compliment your area of work, contact the postgraduate team at pgshsp@wintec.ac.nz

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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