Develop knowledge in a specialised science discipline at undergraduate level or prepare yourself for anaesthetic training or further study to become a chiropractor.
The Diploma in Applied Science has three pathways:
You can choose one of three common pathways:
For this one-year qualification you need to complete eight courses from Year 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Science.
This three-year pathway (part-time only) provides trainee anaesthetic technicians with the skills to become registered anaesthetic technicians.
All people working as trainee anaesthetic technicians or nurses must be registered as trainees and employed in a hospital that is a Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand recognised training facility. To find out which hospitals are recognised training facilities, contact the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society.
New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society website
All courses are offered by distance learning. Some courses are delivered as block courses and attendance on campus may be required.
This one-year diploma prepares you for the Bachelor of Chiropractic, taught through the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.
The Pre-Chiropractic pathway within the Diploma in Applied Science is an opportunity to meet the entry requirements of the New Zealand Chiropractic College. Completing the diploma doesn’t guarantee entry to the Bachelor of Chiropractic.
New Zealand College of Chiropractic website
You also choose one elective from the Bachelor of Science list of elective courses.
Graduates with this broad foundation in science are prepared for careers in science and laboratory work in a variety of industries. You can also progress to a higher level science qualification.
Diploma courses provide the theory supporting the practice of anaesthetic technology, during three years of clinical training based in the hospital.
Students must have a position as a trainee in a recognised training hospital to complete this diploma pathway, which leads to anaesthetic technician registration.
Learn more about the role of an anaesthetic technician in this video from the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians' Society.
This pathway prepares you for entry into chiropractic college and becoming a registered chiropractor.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.