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Do you want a rewarding career helping people? Then social services, occupational therapy, nursing or midwifery could be for you. What's more, Whānau Ora (Level 3) is free to study until December 2022!


 

 

 

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Nursing

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Midwifery

Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice

  • Online
  • Six months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, April, July or September
  • Apply anytime

Already a registered midwife and looking for a way to expand your professional practice? Undertake four courses of seven weeks each that focus on aspects of midwifery practice and develop your existing skills. We are now also offering a Postgraduate Certificate Complex Care Pathway. Please contact suzanne.miller@op.ac.nz for more information about this option.

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

  • Online
  • One year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, April, July and September
  • Apply anytime

Build on the Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice to extend your midwifery knowledge through a review of current thinking and research. Tailor the courses to enhance your employment potential.

Master of Midwifery

  • Online
  • Two years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

This qualification allows you to develop skills through independent research and scholarship, thus increasing your career prospects. Students can build on from their Postgraduate Diploma with another year to achieve their Master of Midwifery degree.

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Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

  • Dunedin or Hamilton
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February (full-time) or July (part-time, two Year One courses only)
  • Apply now

This exciting programme includes fieldwork placements and will lead to registration as an Occupational Therapist in New Zealand. It is also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Our July intake is part-time only and two courses are available - Building Cultural Competence, and Human Mind and Behaviour. You will then complete the remaining Year One courses from February next year.

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

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • One 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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice in Health (Specialty)

  • Online
  • Six months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 31 January or 11 July

This high-level programme has been developed specifically to enable both occupational therapists and non-occupational therapists to complete a postgraduate certificate. Deepen your theoretical knowledge to support your clinical reasoning, within the constraints of your practice environment, to ensure effective outcomes for clients of your services.

Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice

  • Online
  • Six months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by January or July

Deepen your theoretical understanding and develop skills in a particular area of your professional practice. Gain knowledge that will enable you to apply for employment positions that require clinical expertise.

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice

  • Online
  • One year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by January or July

Build on the skills gained during the Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice and gain an advanced level of knowledge in your chosen practice area, thus increasing your career prospects.

Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Online with one block course at the beginning of the research process.*
  • Two years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by January or July (domestic); January or May (international)

Embark on this qualification of excellence and develop your professional practice and research skills to internationally-recognised standards, opening up a world of employment opportunities for you.

 

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Human & Community Services

New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora (Level 3) - TTAF funded

  • Kokiri Centre (51 Macandrew Road, Dunedin)
  • Twenty weeks full-time (five days a week)
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

Arai Te Uru Kokiri Centre and Otago Polytechnic have developed this programme to train whanau and support workers to understand how to support each other and to uplift, listen to and help each other be successful. Graduates of this qualification will be able to work under supervision to apply knowledge of Māori philosophies and theories of Māori wellbeing. This qualification will prepare you for entry level work caring for or supporting people, from youth to adulthood.