Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision
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.
- Apply online or download and complete an Application to Enrol Form.
- Complete the online Self-Disclosure Form. If you have applied in hard copy, you will also need to complete a Self-Disclosure Form,
if you have applied online this form is included as part of the online application process.
- As a part of the Self-Disclosure Form, please select the module(s) you wish to enrol into – details of the modules can be found in our Postgraduate Guide. If you are not sure which modules best compliment your area of work, please tick unsure in the box below and we will contact you. (Students studying part-time usually take one module per semester.)
- If you would like to discuss pathway options or modules, you can also email the postgraduate team at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If applying in hard copy, and if you are unsure that you meet the entry criteria, complete the additional information form. This will enable us to assess your application further. If applying online, and if you are unsure that you meet the entry criteria, select discretionary entrance and this form is then included as part of the online application process.
- If you have them, provide certified copies of your prior academic transcripts. Find out more about supporting material for enrolment here.
- We may also need to verify your identity (your legal name and date of birth) as well as your residency status. If you are a domestic student, we may be able to do this through your National Student Number (NSN), if we can not access your NSN number, you will need to provide evidence of this by supplying verified copies of your birth certificate or passport.
Once you have submitted your application
- You will receive confirmation that your application has been received and will let you know if there is anything additional that we need from you.
- Your application will be assessed, and you will be informed of the outcome.
- If you are accepted to study, you will be sent an enrolment offer letter – you will need to accept this to confirm your place on the programme. Click here to find out more about enrolment and accepting your offer.
After you have accepted your offer
- At your induction, you will be required to complete several safety checks to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. You can find out more about the safety check process and the Children's Act here.
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
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
Your first day
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 you approximately 2–4 weeks before the first workshop day or the start of your online course.
Please also read the information below for details about your first day.
What you will need
Wintec logins for computer access
Your course outline, workshop timetables, and relevant content will be available online through Moodle.
We require students to have access to use Microsoft Office 365, Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, an antivirus program, 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 introduce you to the Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Moodle site: learning.wintec.ac.nz.
How to find your way around
Parking and bus information
He reo pōwhiri - Your official welcome to Wintec
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Paying for your study
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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Prospectus (course guide)
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