Professional Development

Studying while working is more possible than you think and our flexible professional development options can fit into any busy lifestyle. Invest in yourself and move forward with confidence in your career.

 

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For many people, the thought of studying to progress (or change) your career can seem overwhelming. It raises lots of questions – can I fit learning into my life? Will tertiary learning suit me? Can I afford it?

The answer to all of those is questions is yes.

We offer a wide range of flexible programmes that can be studied alongside work. This means you get the best of both worlds and can earn as you learn, whilst fitting study around your schedule and whānau. Find a learning style that suits you, take advantage of our extensive support networks and benefit from the experience of lecturers who have come from industry. Plus, if you’ve never done tertiary study, you could be eligible for funding through the Government’s Fees Free scheme. A lot of these programmes are industry-specific but our Conflict Resolution programme below can be applied to any employment situation. 

Our range of options also includes work-based learning programmes. Using your existing knowledge and experience, you can fast-track your way to achieving a formal NZQA qualification in record time. By basing your learning and reflection in your existing workplace, you'll recognise your skills and strengths. These programmes have monthly intakes, you can study from anywhere and can choose to learn full-time or part-time. Most of these programmes are industry-specific but our Professional Practice qualifications below can be applied to any profession.

There's then our programmes that you complete in-work; learning with us while using your existing workplace to practice your new skills. These programmes can be studied part-time and many are delivered online with block courses or in-work activities. Or we offer a variety of options for those who want to extend their professional practice in a specific industry such as Occupational Therapy or Midwifery.

Study with us and invest in yourself.

Professional Development qualifications

Community Services

This qualification has a strong and unique focus on hands-on practice, skill development and biculturalism. You’ll learn tools and methods to resolve disputes, negotiate and mediate successfully, conflict intervention theory and crisis management. This programme is strongly informed by Māori practice and conflict resolution in the Aotearoa-NZ context.

Duration

5 Years Part-time

Delivery

Online

Location

Online

Career potential

Corporate Consultant, Mediation Specialist, Peacebuilding Consultant

Business

The course is designed to take your current work environment as the basis of this qualification. It is a self-directed study where you investigate a challenge or an area at your workplace that you want to solve or develop. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.

Duration

10 Months Full-time

Delivery

Work-based, Distance

Career potential

Manager, Specialist roles, Team Leader

Education & Culture

Are you a learning and teaching development specialist wanting to upskill with a professional qualification in learning design? Or are you planning a career change into this dynamic and fast-growing area? In response to a growing demand for professional learning designers in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world, this new programme has been created to meet your training needs and is facilitated by learning design experts. It will give you the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need.

The part-time, fully online delivery will enable you to work while studying, with opportunities to utilise authentic scenarios from your workplace as part of your learning.

Duration

1 Year Part-time

Delivery

Online

Career potential

Corporate Trainer, Education Trainer, eLearning Designer, Higher Educator, Instructional Designer, Learning and Development Specialist, Learning Designer, Technical Writer

Postgraduate, Workplace & Social-space

Perfect for you if you want to research a significant area or issue at your own workplace and recognise your work with an advanced qualification.

Duration

18 Months Full-time

Delivery

Work-based

Location

Distance

Career potential

Doctoral Research , Specialist roles

Postgraduate, Workplace & Social-space

Perfect for you if you are an expert in your field and want to create new knowledge in your area. This course is self-directed where you will reflect on your own experience and investigate your chosen issue.  

Duration

3 Years Full-time

Delivery

Work-based

Location

Distance

Career potential

Academia, Leader , Researcher

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Propel your career

We offer a range of postgraduate programmes to continue your study journey.

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.