Leadership and Management - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Develop advanced knowledge and critical analysis skills in leadership and management for healthcare in as little as one year with the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Leadership and Management.

AUT’s postgraduate nursing papers are practice-focused and responsive to the changing needs within healthcare services. Study options are flexible: on campus, online, in block mode and at hospital sites around Auckland.

The programme can prepare you for further study at master’s level. It's a great postgraduate study option if you have been out of study for some time, or are unsure if postgraduate study is for you.


This is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science.

Start date: 2020

Start date: 2021

You need a total of 120 points to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Leadership and Management qualification.

Complete the following paper

And select 75 points from

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

# Paper has special requirements. Refer to paper 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.

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Key features
  • Focused on leadership and management for the health sector
  • Open to all qualified health professionals
  • Flexible study options, including on-campus block courses and online learning
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field

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