Duration
Full-time: half year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2023 Semester Two – 17 July
Available locations
Grafton
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatrics (PGCertPaeds) is a professional qualification that will equip doctors and nurse practitioners with the latest evidence-based paediatric medical knowledge.

The programme builds upon existing clinical knowledge and further develops it, so our graduates will have advanced clinical knowledge and skills for their role in community or primary care.

The PGCertPaeds is a flexible programme that can largely be completed remotely. You can therefore continue your clinical professional development with minimal impact on working commitments.

Enquiries to: studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz

Programme structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatrics is a 60-point programme that is expected to take a minimum of 6 months for a full-time equivalent student.
The courses of the programme are:

  • PAEDS 714 Emergency Paediatrics – 15 points.
  • PAEDS 705 Neonate and Infant Health – 15 points
  • PAEDS 706 Paediatric Care (Toddler-Adolescent) – 30 points

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Paediatrics
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2023 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Doctor Pathway: a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalently recognised international degree.

Nurse Practitioner Pathway: a Bachelor of Nursing or Master of Nursing Science (or equivalently recognised international degree). You must have either completed, or be enrolled in, a Nursing Council of New Zealand accredited Nurse Practitioner Masters degree programme.

For either pathway a minimum GPA/GPE of 4 is required.

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

Doctor Pathway
You must also hold a current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have access to six months equivalent of paediatric exposure, including exposure from primary care.

Nurse Practitioner Pathway
You must hold a current registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and have access to six months equivalent of paediatric exposure, including exposure from primary care.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatrics cost per year?

2023 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,998*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.38 per point, estimated at $502.80 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

Primary Care/General Practice. Urgent Care. Paediatrics. Paediatric Nursing Practice.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Paediatric medical professional
  • Primary care medical professional

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