Career Guidance Workshop
Unsure of your career journey options? This workshop will guide you to discover potential career options for your future and what to expect when studying.
This programme is designed to extend and deepen professional knowledge and skills in the fields of health and social practice which include: occupational therapy, nursing, midwifery, social work, counselling and human services. It will offer learning
opportunities designed to inform students' practice and develop valued knowledge in Treaty based practice. Students will learn and grow professionally while undertaking interactive and experiential-based education.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision provides a supervision qualification to those practitioners from both health and social services who wish to work in this area of independent and specialised practice. It will extend students' existing qualifications and will allow higher level professional development that is interprofessional. It is relevant to practitioners from a wide range of practice contexts and the resulting interprofessional interaction of health and social services practitioners will enhance and strengthen service delivery in the region.
An interprofessional context will enable graduates to extend their capacity for critical and professional/clinical reasoning for specialist practice, leadership, management and supervision in complex professional environments.
Candidates may take up to two years to complete the Postgraduate Certificate. This programme is delivered by a combination of block courses and online.
This programme will not lead to New Zealand health or social service professional registration.
The aim of this programme is to provide graduates with greater capacity to work as a professional supervisor, or private practitioner, either in their current field or within specialised fields of practice which include: Working with children and youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, refugees and migrants and in the area of mental health. Graduates can become skilled in a new field, or further advance your current specialisation.
Graduates can pathway into the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice (Professional Super vision) which provides a programme of learning to develop advanced knowledge and skills for supervision, management, researcher or educator roles.
General academic admission
a) Candidates are required to have gained:
i. an undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Team Manager, or
ii. a qualification approved as equivalent by the Team Manager.
b) 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.
c) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice, (Professional Supervision), and the Postgraduate Certificates in Professional Supervision are required to have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in their professional field of practice or the equivalent. 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.
a) 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;
i. A formal interview
ii. Referee checks
iii. A police vet check
iv. 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.
b) All candidates are required to supply the names and contact details of two professional referees.
c) All candidates are required to complete a professional disclosure form.
d) Candidates may be required to attend an individual interview.
English language requirements
Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have score of 7 or better in all bands of the academic International English Language Test Score (IELTS), or equivalent and will be required to demonstrate the likelihood of being able to successfully achieve programme learning
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.
Welcome information will be emailed to all enrolled students approximately 2 – 4 weeks prior to the first workshop day or start of your online course.
Please read the information below about your first day.
It is important to tick the ‘Yes’ box on the Enrolment Offer form emailed from Wintec Student Enrolment & Information Centre and return this as soon as possible. If this is not done your enrolment cannot be completed and access to online resources will not be possible.
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Your course outline, workshop timetables and relevant content will be available online. You can access this from ‘Moodle’ via Wintec’s student portal ‘MyLearning’.
We require students to have access to/use Microsoft Office 365, Windows Media player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, an anti-virus programme and have access to the internet. For the Pharmacology module: Scopia is required.
We invite you to view the information at the following link to the Introduction to Postgraduate Health and Social Practice moodle site: learning.wintec.ac.nz
Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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