- You must hold a bachelor's degree OR qualifications accepted by the appropriate professional registration board.
- International students will be individually assessed to ensure you meet the entry requirements.
- If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no band score less than 6.5.
You must supply certified copies of proof of identity, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae.
You will work with the Postgraduate Coordinator to tailor an individual study pathway that is right for you. You will undertake existing courses from the School of Occupational Therapy postgraduate programme to complement your current knowledge and experience.
To gain the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice in Health (Specialty), you must achieve 60 credits at Level 8. You will therefore complete two 30 credit courses from the following postgraduate courses:
|Research for Practice||8||30|
|Using Sensory Processing Principles with Diverse Populations||8||30|
|Motivation & Behavioural Change||8||30|
|Low Vision Rehabilitation||8||30|
For the full-time programme, it is advisable to allow 18 - 19 hours per week, per course. As the full-time qualification involves two courses, you would be expected to spend approximately 30-36 hours per week studying.
Postgraduate academic staff
Jackie Herkt - Academic Leader
Helen Jeffery- Lecturer/Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator
Debbie Davie - Administrator, Postgraduate Programmes
Dr. Linda Robertson - Principal Lecturer
Sian Griffiths - Senior Lecturer/Honours Coordinator
Dr. Mary Butler - Senior Lecturer/Masters Coordinator
Rita Robinson - Lecturer
For more details, please visit our staff page.
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Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
Recognition of prior learning
If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification.
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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.