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Professional Practice

Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? Professional practice is all about you, and your work context. This qualification allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through a graduate qualification? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? Professional practice is all about you, and your work context. This qualification allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice with a context in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Offered in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute for Safety Management, this is a qualification provided for Health and Safety practitioners with many years of experience. If you have sound experience but no academic qualification to back your knowledge, this programme is the means with which to achieve 'Graduate' status within the NZISM accreditation programme. This programme is not available to international students.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through postgraduate education? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? In a liberating approach to education, this postgraduate programme supports your ambitions by focusing on your development and work innovation goals. These real-life aims are directly used as the basis for your learning.

Master of Professional Practice - Auckland International Campus

  • Auckland
  • 18 months
  • Level 9
  • Starts January, March, May, August and October
  • Apply anytime

This unique programme for international students enables you to progress professional opportunities in your home country, or gain experience in the New Zealand business environment. It focuses on your specific development and work innovation goals, using these real-life aims as the basis for your learning. This programme is delivered by Capable NZ using Otago Polytechnic's Auckland International Campus facilities.

Doctor of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 3 years full-time (up to 7 years part-time)
  • Level 9 - 10
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you an advanced practitioner who is ready to achieve a doctoral qualification while making a significant contribution to their organisation, hapū, iwi, community or professional area? The DPP captures emergent knowledge relevant to the candidate’s work and relevant for work contexts, integrating work-based knowledge with disciplinary knowledge to create new knowledge.