Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Health Science

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The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Health Science are designed for people without a degree, but with considerable professional experience in health, sport or recreation who wish to obtain a qualification in their field. The graduate diploma and certificate are also suitable for prospective students who hold a degree in another discipline but do not meet the postgraduate study entry criteria.

The graduate diploma and the graduate certificate comprise papers from relevant undergraduate degrees such as the Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. You will be guided with your choice of papers.

Quick facts

Programme code: Graduate diploma - AK1013, Graduate certificate - AK3757
Level: 7
Points: Graduate diploma – 120, Graduate certificate - 60
Duration: Graduate diploma - 1 year full-time*, Graduate certificate - 6 months full-time*
Part-time options available (for domestic students only)
Venue: North Campus
Fees: General Course fees and Additional fees
Start date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

*As not all papers are offered every semester, it may not be possible to complete this qualification in the timeframe specified.

AUT encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.

Want to enrol in a programme: Apply online

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree

Paper choices

You may choose papers from the following non-endorsed areas (prerequisites and limitations may apply):


Graduate Diploma in Health Science
You take eight 15-point approved undergraduate papers, of which at least 5 must be level 7.

Graduate Certificate in Health Science
You take four 15-point approved undergraduate papers, of which at least 3 must be level 7.

Graduate Certificate in Health Science with Māori Health papers
Students who seek careers with a Māori development perspective should select Māori Health and Development, Māori Health Promotion, Applied Primary Māori Mental Health, and Utilising Supervision in Practice.

MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment
MAOH701 Māori Health Promotion
MAOH702 Applied Primary Māori Mental Health
HEAL710 Utilising Supervision in Practice

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.44pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.