2019 intake dates: 9 Jan, 20 Feb, 20 Mar, 22 May, 19 Jun, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 27 Nov, 4 Dec

If you are a health professional thinking of taking on management responsibilities, this one-year diploma takes a learner-focused collaborative approach and will improve your current level of qualification.

Am I eligible?

This programme is open to anyone aged 18 and over. Students must have a minimum Level 6 qualification or equivalent; or at least 3 years work experience in a relevant health services or health care sector.

English Language requirement

For international students: If you are coming from overseas, to be eligible for this course you must:

provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 6.0 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.5 

OR Pearson Academic Test
have a Pearson Academic Test score of 50 and above with no individual band score less than 42 

OR LanguageCert
have a C1 Expert Test PASS with no less than a pass in each skill

The information is accurate as of December 2018

120 credits
1 Academic Year

Content & delivery

Delivered by: Aspire2 International Hospitality & Healthcare

The diploma is divided into three learning blocks, each with sector-specific areas of study and that expose you to aspects of health promotion management and training. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding of the practices, theories and principles required to be an effective manager in healthcare or a related filed. You will study six papers that total 120 credits, including a 30 credit research paper.

Learning will be delivered using a blended (face to face) learning approach and you will be encouraged to engage with your fellow students and tutors in class and via your online learning portal. 

You will be supported throughout the process by our great facilitators who are professionally qualified and have industry and academic experience to share with you.

The focus areas are

  • Managing and Building Capacity in the Healthcare Sector
  • Health Promotion in NZ
  • Conducting Research on a NZ-based Health Care Project

On completion of this programme

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of the practices, theories and principles required to be effective managers in the health care sector or work in a professionally related field. They will also be:

  • Equipped with the skills, attitudes and values required to be able to function as confident, independent and reflective professionals
  • Lead to further study in the area of health services management, at degree level, post graduate level or relevant industry qualifications.

Employment pathways

Graduates will be qualified to gain employment in New Zealand and internationally in a range of managerial roles in healthcare organisations and health services.

Positions open to graduates may include Health Care Facilities Supervisor, Healthcare Unit Co-ordinator or Manger, Residential Services Manager, Day Services Manager, Health and Welfare Services Manager, Community Health Coordinator and Health Promotions Manager.

Entry requirements

To enter this course, you will need: 

  • A successful completion of a minimum of a Level 6 qualification or its equivalent; or at least three years’ work experience in a relevant sector, or
  • Approval for special admission by the Academic Board.

If you are coming from overseas, to enter this course you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • have IELTS 6.0 (Academic) over all, or the equivalent level of English.


  • Tuition - $17250
  • Resource - $1750
  • Registration - $250
  • Insurance (14 months) - $550
  • Bank fee - $50

Total - $19850

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Your pathway

Your potential career path after study

  • Healthcare Facilities Supervisor
  • Healthcare Unit Coodinator
  • Community Health Coordinator
  • Health and Welfare Services Manager
  • Residential Services Manager
  • Health Promotions Manager

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How to apply

  • 1 Apply online
  • 2 Receive an OOP

    Offer of Place will give advice on programme fees, insurance, date and methods of payment

  • 3 Pay fees

    Sign one copy of the Offer of Place and return it, with full payment of all fees, by the due date

  • 4 Fee receipt

    When we receive your fees, we will send you an official fee receipt

  • 5 Apply for visa

    Once your student visa is approved, we will arrange your accommodation (if you wish) and airport pick-up

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