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Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice with Endorsement in Education Whitireia and WelTec - Porirua Campus Whitireia and WelTec - Porirua Campus, New Zealand

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NZD 25833

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*Subject to change and other fees
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12 months


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Program Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice provides health and social practice professionals a new model of higher level study to advance their knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing their practice and career progression. The curriculum design and programme structure supports students to engage in inter-professional learning at postgraduate level to advance and broaden their professional practice.

This programme will enable you to gain specialised knowledge and leadership skills to work effectively in inter-professional teams for the provision of quality services to diverse people and communities. Successful graduates may also gain credits towards Master’s studies.

Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

    7 IELTS Score
    58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

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    20000 Per year

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    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Check program website for more information about funding options.


    We have several scholarships that align with courses offered through WelTec. These are varied in their financial support to enable you to complete your studies.

    Community Scholarships

    Community Scholarships are a range of scholarships that are available to students to offer financial support so you can complete your studies. There are several options available for a variety of people, there are also many more available on StudySpy.

    Whitireia Scholarships

    We have several scholarships that align with courses offered through Whitireia. These are varied in their financial support to enable you to complete your studies.


    The publishing programme is involved in various initiatives that support students to undertake the course and help them continue to develop their skills after graduation. These initiatives are:

    Before you start your course:

    Mason Publishing Scholarship

    The AV and MJ Mason Trust offers an annual publishing scholarship. Established by Andrew Mason, a highly respected book editor, the scholarship is offered to one student studying publishing each year. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need and is aimed at students who would not otherwise be able to study publishing. The scholarship aims to cover approximately 75% of the tuition fee for one student studying full time.

    Penguin Random House M?ori and Pacific Publishing Scholarship

    To reduce barriers to equitable representation and encourage diversity and inclusivity in publishing in Aotearoa, Penguin Random House and Whitireia Publishing are offering a scholarship for one M?ori or Pacific student to study the Graduate Diploma in Publishing.

    Applications must be sent to [email protected] by 15th January each year. 

    Excel Digital M?ori and Pacific Publishing Scholarship

    To reduce barriers to equity and diversity, and to increase inclusivity in publishing in Aotearoa by assisting a M?ori or Pacific student to study the Graduate Diploma in Publishing at Whitireia and Weltec.

    Applications must be sent to [email protected] by 15th January each year.

    After you start your course:

    Creative New Zealand Publishing Internships Initiative

    This internship offers paid work to three graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Publishing each year. It is funded by Creative New Zealand and administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ).

    The internship is a structured programme of mentoring for interns. It gives talented newcomers additional support after graduation to develop their confidence and experience, and it allows publishers to try out a new employee or role in their organisation and can facilitate a one-off project.

    Publishers who wish to host an intern apply each year in September to PANZ. A panel from PANZ and Whitireia then selects three top interns from graduate applications and matches interns with employers.

    Andrew Mason Prize for Most Promising Editor

    This annual prize acknowledges and encourages editors starting out on their careers. It has been offered by the Mason Publishing Trust each year since 2011 to a graduate of the Diploma in Publishing (Applied).

    Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand Best All-Round Student

    This annual prize rewards a Whitireia Publishing student at the end of each year who has:

    • Achieved high grades on the course
    • Demonstrated a passion for all aspects of publishing and the book industry in Aotearoa
    • Contributed positively to the class and projects.

    WelTec Scholarships

    We have several scholarships that align with courses offered through WelTec. These are varied in their financial support to enable you to complete your studies.

    Whitireia Foundation Scholarship

    Applications for the Whitireia Foundation Scholarship are now open to domestic ?konga studying with Whitireia and WelTec | Te P?kenga in 2024. Please ensure you submit your CV and progress report in your application. The close down date for applications is 29 February 2024.

    Click here to access progress report

    Click here to access the guide and application form

    Graduate Women Wellington Scholarship 2024


    Graduate Women Wellington is offering a scholarship to women students to study at Te

    P?kenga trading as Whitireia and WelTec - formerly WelTec in 2024.


    Two scholarships valued at $3,000 each will be available in 2024. The scholarship may be held

    concurrently with another bursary or scholarship provided the rules for those apply. The

    scholarship will be paid direct to the course fees of the successful applicant.


    1. Applicants must be female students who have completed one trimester or more at WelTec during 2023
    2. Applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or have permanent residency.
    3. The criteria of selection will be based on:
      • Demonstration of a genuine desire to succeed in their chosen field of study;
      • Good attendance during the programme they attended at WelTec ;
      • Good level of academic achievement during the programme they attended at WelTec;
      • Financial or other circumstances, which could limit the applicant’s ability to continue their course of study.

    Applicants must be enrolled at WelTec in a full-time programme for 2024, undertaking study in an area of employment which is under-represented by women e.g.Construction, Engineering or Information Technology.

    For information on how to apply, click here this scholarship closes on 29 March, 2024.

    Le Va’s 2024 - Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships

    Applications close at 5pm on 5 February 2024. Click on the links below to explore our scholarships and apply now here.

    Growing the size and skills of the mental health and addiction workforce takes more than just financial support. It’s also a combination of providing appropriate mentoring, coaching, cultural and pastoral care, as well as support in identifying employment and career pathways.

    • The Futures that Work Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Scholarship programme is open to those of Indigenous-Pacific descent, currently enrolled in an NZQA accredited mental health-related qualification.
    • As of 2024, Le Va is administering a new Addiction and Problem Gambling Harm Scholarship open to anyone studying towards an NZQA accredited addiction or problem gambling harm-related qualification.


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