Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
2020 Semester One – 2 March
Available locations
Programme type

Programme overview

  • Develop advanced clinical and professional supervision skills.
  • Learn and reflect alongside course colleagues from a broad range of health and allied health professions, social workers, counsellors and human services workers.
  • Short block-courses at Epsom Campus and online flexible self-directed study.

Programme structure

This 120-point programme comprises two 30-point core courses and 60 points from a choice of elective courses.

If you have already completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision, it is possible to credit the courses passed for the certificate to this PGDipProfSup, leaving only a further 60 points to complete.

60 points core courses:

  • The Practice of Professional Supervision (PROFSUPV 700)
  • Advanced Approaches in Professional Supervision (PROFSUPV 701)

60 points from the recommended elective courses in Professional Supervision:

  • PROFSUPV 707 Supervision Folio (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 710 Stress and Trauma in Health and Human Services (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 712 Reflective Practice (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 713 Critical Issues in Counselling Supervision (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 714 Managing and Developing People in Human Services (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 715 Practice Teaching and Learning (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 716 Special Topic Group Supervision (30 points)
  • PROFSUPV 717 Special Study (15 points)
  • PROFSUPV 718 Special Topic (30 points)

2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution) and be currently employed in health, counselling, social services, human services or similar professional context.

You will also need at least three years’ experience in health, counselling, social services, human services or similar professional context.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
International students

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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $847.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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

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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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

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Other important dates

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss your study options, please get in touch with our dedicated postgraduate coordinator:

Postgraduate Taught Coordinator
Email: pgt@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 623 8899 ext. 48732

Where could this programme take you?

This programme provides an opportunity to learn and reflect alongside course colleagues from a broad range of health and allied health professions, social workers, counsellors and human services workers. This advanced qualification aims to meet the need for qualified supervisors in the social services sector.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Clinical supervisor
  • Practice leader
  • Professional supervisor
  • Social work supervisor

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