a) Candidates are required to have gained:
i. An undergraduate degree assessed as relevant by the Programme Manager, or
ii. a qualification approved as equivalent by the Programme 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, the Professional Supervision endorsement, and the Postgraduate Certificates in Health and Social Practice and Professional Supervision 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.
d) Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice (Midwifery) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery are required to:
i. be registered with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand; and
ii. hold a current Annual
Practising Certificate; and
iii. have a minimum of one-year post-qualifying experience in midwifery practice (or the equivalent
as approved by the selection committee).
iv. and be in practice for an average minimum of 16 hours per week
over a year.
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in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study.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or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme.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
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 outcomes.