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The Diploma in Management (Healthcare) Level 7 is aimed at those aged 20 and above who are moving into careers in healthcare management and current health professionals working in a management, policy or analysis role who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the management of elder healthcare facilities.

The Diploma in Management (Healthcare) Level 7 programme will enable the progressive development of competencies to enable students to work effectively as managers in contexts relevant to their previous experience and qualifications. The aim of this qualification is to:

  1. Produce highly-valued and in-demand graduates with national and international appeal, capable of integrating knowledge and skills in applied ways.
  2.  Provide opportunities and capabilities to enable further academic and vocational study.
  3. Produce graduates who exhibit ethical, responsible and sustainable professional attributes who are aware of the needs of communities including Maori.
  4. Create opportunities for graduates to develop inquiring, critical, analytical, reflective, and independent modes of thinking as well as explore areas of individual interest.

Overview of courses

Compulsory Units
Managing organisation equality and diversity
The aim of this course is to provide opportunities for learners to gain greater awareness of the role of equality, equity, and diversity in the New Zealand healthcare industry including the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Static human resource management
The aim of this course is to broaden understanding of human resource management theory deployed in healthcare industries.
Support planning for generic health conditions
The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for learners to plan care approaches for the elderly.
International healthcare policy
The aim of this course is to provide learners with the opportunity to evaluate international healthcare policy from a variety of perspectives.
Elective Units
Related learning experience (Work Placement)*
The aim of this course is to provide a practical workplace learning experience for learners to evaluate industry needs, personal growth opportunities and legal issues.
Professional development
The aim of this course is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop effective communication for career and personal development.
Risk management
The aim of this course is to provide learners with an opportunity to gain more knowledge and skills in risk management.
OET Preparation
The aim of this course is to help students pass the Occupational English Test (OET). The course is primarily designed for overseas trained health professionals who want to work in New Zealand or Australia, who want to improve their English language skills in a medical context.

*Subject to availability

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the main ideas of complex spoken and written texts including abstract and concrete concepts in healthcare contexts.
  • Communicate information verbally with fluency and spontaneity in extended discourse on a range of familiar and unfamiliar healthcare subjects.
  • Manage healthcare communication interactions in a range of formal and informal settings using appropriate language.
  • Discuss Complex healthcare texts both on familiar and unfamiliar topics showing independence.
  • Summarise, synthesise and evaluate information and argument from a range of healthcare sources in a crafted, logical and coherent form.
  • o be admitted to this programme applicants must: be at least 20 years old and eligible to study this programme full time in New Zealand;
  • Provide evidence of a tertiary qualification at level 6 in health-related fields; OR
  • Provide evidence of a a minimum of 2 years fulltime work experience (either paid or voluntary) in the medical or health-related field, preferably within Elder Care. Such applicants must submit a current CV and copies of two professional references, and undergo a pre-entry interview to establish their sustainability.
  • New Zealand certificate of English Language, Level 4 or equivalent
  • An IELTS Academic score of 6 overall with no band score lower than 5.5; OR
  • TOEFL: PBT 550 (essay 5 TWE) or iBT 80 (writing 21); OR
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English.
Diploma in Management (Healthcare) (Level 7) is a 120 credit Diploma or one academic year equivalent (43 weeks).


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