Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice is open to registered nurses. Develop a specialty nursing area and further your knowledge, skills and practice with this postgraduate nursing certificate.

The programme consists of 15-point and 30-point courses, which may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.

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Minimum entry requirements

An applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing); OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Science; OR
  • Relevant professional practice or experience in a related health field approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • Provide evidence of current professional practice
  • May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) and Children's Act 2014 requirements and other relevant legislation

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0

English language requirements

You need a total of 60 points to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice.

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# Course has special requirements. Refer to course flyer.

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

Advanced-Nursing-Practice PG-Study-Progression-Pathway

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Quick facts
Programme code:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
North Campus
17 Jul 2023
26 Feb 2024
15 Jul 2024
$5,138 (for 60 points)
($4,601 tuition fees + $537 student services levy)
$20,737 (for 60 points)
($20,200 tuition fees + $537 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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

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