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: $3,915 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.
- 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.
All students (international and domestic) for whom English is not a first language:
- must demonstrate English Language skills with an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no band score lower than 6.5 OR
- must provide acceptable alternative evidence of English language proficiency depending on the visa decline rate of the country you are from. See here for acceptable evidence and visa decline rates by country.
Please note: All scores must be achieved in a single test completed in the preceding two years. You cannot combine scores from multiple tests. If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance you are not required to provide evidence of English Language skills.
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:
|PC435001||Research for Practice||8||30|
|PC429002||Using Sensory Processing Principles with Diverse Populations||8||30|
|PC424003||Motivation & Behavioural Change||8||30|
|PC439001||Therapeutic Use of Self||8||30|
|PC437001||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- Senior Lecturer/Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator
Debbie Davie - Administrator, Postgraduate Programmes
Dr. Linda Robertson - Associate Professor
Sian Griffiths - Principal Lecturer/Honours Coordinator
Dr. Mary Butler - Principal Lecturer/Masters Coordinator
Rita Robinson - Senior 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.