Course Overview

Are you a working professional who wants to gain higher level qualifications in your field of expertise? At Toi Ohomai you can advance your study of professional leadership with our unique suite of applied postgraduate courses that link directly to your current practice.

Your study is highly applied which means assessments and projects directly support your professional employment – you can seamlessly put your new skills and knowledge into practice on the job.

During the course you explore and evaluate your own personal practice while learning to critique, analyse and find effective solutions to issues and challenges within your specialist field.

You advance your knowledge of microbiology and healthcare epidemiology, and critically evaluate procedures in healthcare settings.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies leads onto the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters study – within 18 months you could complete three qualifications. Or, complete your Postgraduate Certificate and put your new skills to work. You can return at any time to take your learning to the next level.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Infection Prevention and Control)
Locations Rotorua
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Part-time study available

Total credits 60
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $3,936 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • specialist nurse practitioner
  • consultant
  • health manager
  • professional researcher

Topics you'll cover

  • Critical Reflective Practice
  • Microbiology and Responses to Infection
  • Healthcare Epidemiology
  • Infection Prevention Control in Practice

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $3,936 for domestic students
Course related costs
  • Textbook - $80
  • Online resources and databases, accessed through library services

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must have:

  • a bachelor's degree or a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a cognate subject

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

You must have access to a relevant workplace.  If you are not currently employed it is expected that you'll have at least two years relevant experience to draw on.

Limitations may apply to the number of students admitted and enrolled on the course. The Faculty Leader shall approve every applicant selected for the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 semester full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Part-time study available

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