Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice
"The Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice is giving me a chance to do a specialised project to advance knowledge in my workplace, which no one else could offer; and get a recognised qualification for the work. It's a unique framework and course, and very worthwhile."
Jane Robb, current learner
Professional practice is all about you, and your work context.
At Capable NZ, we base our philosophy on using the real-life experiences from your professional life as rich learning material. Our Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.
This qualification is perfect for advancing your professional career, while also addressing an important work challenge. What’s more, you can apply a Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice to virtually any discipline or sector.
How can CAPABLE NZ help you get a Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice?
A Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice requires approximately one year to complete, and is ideal for employees, volunteers, or the self-employed who have an undergraduate degree and/or relevant professional experience. Both the Master and Graduate Diploma qualifications follow a similar format – the scale and complexity of your work-based project will determine which programme is right for you.
- Explore cross-disciplinary boundaries and enjoy greater scope, flexibility and application than traditional prescribed postgraduate programmes.
- Learning is self-paced and occurs within the workplace. Facilitators and academic/professional mentors will support you throughout the whole process.
- Build a degree around your world. What skills do you need? What would help you to achieve your career or business aspirations? Do you need support in a particular area of your professional practice?
Work-based Learning (WBL)
Capable NZ uses the Work-based Learning (WBL) pathway to help you achieve a Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice. WBL allows you to complete a qualification, in partnership with your employer. You embark upon a project that gives you the competencies you need in order to obtain your Graduate Diploma, while at the same time directly benefitting your workplace.
Want to know more about the Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice?
Read more details about the Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice on the Otago Polytechnic website, including information about entry requirements, programme structure and fees.