The tuition fees shown in the right-hand column are part of the Government’s Key Information for Students (KIS). This data is pulled from a database that the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) control. It is based on an average fee from the previous year.
This means there is always a difference between the TEC/KIS fee shown and Otago Polytechnic’s current indicative fee (other reasons also affect the KIS data such as fee reductions for students granted Recognition of Prior Learning). Due to this, the indicative fee below is the best guide for prospective students.
- Domestic fee: $5,806 though you may be eligible for Fees Free
Please note: The KIS data only applies to domestic students. Up-to-date international student fees can be found by clicking the International tab in the top right corner of this page.
How to apply
1. Complete our enquiry form by filling in your details and choosing the qualification that you are interested in.
2. A pre-assessment survey will then be sent out to you to complete.
3. Complete the online application form and submit it with your CV. One of our team at Capable NZ will send you the link to the application form.
4. You will then start the profiling process with one of our facilitators.
5. If you are successful, we will send you a letter of offer – you just need to accept!
Is this for me?
A Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice requires approximately one year to complete, and is ideal for employees, volunteers, or the self-employed who have an undergraduate qualification and/or relevant professional experience.
A Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice:
- is ideal for those in paid or unpaid work, or self-employed
- allows you to build a degree around your world. What skills/expertise do you need? What would help you to achieve your career or business aspirations? Do you need support in a particular area of your professional practice?
- helps you to explore cross-disciplinary boundaries and enjoy greater scope, flexibility and application than traditional pre-prescribed postgraduate programmes
- provides self-paced learning, and facilitators/academic/professional mentors will support you throughout the whole process
Our Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice supports you to become an efficient self-directed learner. You’ll be capable of managing and critically evaluating your learning, and undertaking work-based projects that meet your needs and those of others. Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
1. Design and conduct an inquiry significant to the learner and their workplace, by:
- identifying sources of knowledge and evidence and using them appropriately
- identifying and applying information and ideas which result in the creation of knowledge relevant to self and workplace.
2. Engage in reflection on practice which leads to insights likely to make a lasting impact upon personal and professional understanding.
3. Undertake exploration proposing or leading to effective and appropriate action likely to impact upon the practice of self and/or others.
4. Consider information and ideas independently and evaluate and articulate a position that can justify a basis for improvements in practice.
5. Communicate effectively and persuasively in writing and orally in an appropriate format to appeal to a particular target audience.
6. Work and learn autonomously and with others in a range of contexts, with a developing awareness in how this may develop the practices and /or beliefs of other.
- You must hold a bachelor's degree OR degree equivalent AND/OR relevant practical, professional or educational experience.
- International students will be individually assessed to ensure you meet the entry requirements.
International students for whom English is not a first language, who come from countries with a visa decline rate of more than 20%
- You must demonstrate English language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no band score lower than 5.5, OR
- You must demonstrate a score from an internationally-recognised test equivalent to the required IELTS level.
- This score must come from one test taken in the preceding two years.
Domestic students for whom English is not a first language and international students from countries with a visa decline rate of less than 20%
- You must demonstrate English language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no band score lower than 5.5.
- You can provide an NZQA-approved English proficiency test to do so.
If you need to improve your English, we offer a range of English language programmes.
The work-based learning approach centres round the relationship between you, your employer/sponsor or your field of practice, and Capable NZ. The programme is divided into three main phases.
Name of paper
Review of Learning
How is the programme delivered?
Learning and teaching activities within each course may include:
- facilitation and mentoring through distance processes
- one-to-one meetings and review-of-progress workshops (depending on location)
- online support and course resources through the Polytechnic’s Learning Management System platform (Moodle) and other learning technologies
- online and video link assessment methodologies.
Domestic - $5,693
International - $18,640
Domestic students of the Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice programme are eligible for student loans and allowances (dependent on other eligibility criteria. Please contact Studylink for additional information. Phone: 0800 88 99 00 or visit the Studylink website.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.