Paramedicine - Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Explore best practice in paramedicine in as little as one year with the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Paramedicine.

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.

AUT’s postgraduate paramedicine papers focus on international best practice in the out of hospital setting. Papers may be delivered in a range of formats including on-campus block courses or online.


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 Paramedicine qualification.

Complete the following paper

And select 60 points from

And select 15 points from

And select 15 points from

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
  • Equips health professionals for the future of paramedic practice
  • AUT is the leading educator for paramedicine in New Zealand
  • Staff who are internationally recognised as experts in this field
  • Flexible study options, including on-campus block courses and online learning

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