At Capable NZ, we have a Master of Professional Practice (18 months full time) and a Doctor of Professional Practice (3 years full time) if you want to explore your professional practice at a postgraduate level.
The philosophy of these programmes is on using the real-life experiences from your professional life as rich learning material. Our Master of Professional Practice allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment; this could be developing a new process, entering a new market, responding to stakeholders, fostering innovation or addressing internal organisational culture, for example. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.
If you want to study at the highest level, you may like to consider a Doctoral qualification. The Doctor of Professional Practice is focused on generating substantial original knowledge from and about practices within a professional setting (such as workplace, voluntary sector, iwi) and combining it with formal disciplinary knowledge. New synthesised knowledge informs the candidate, the organisation, the field of practice and the profession.
Master of Professional Practice graduate Rex Alexander came to Capable NZ with an extensive and varied background in hazard management and safety planning. He says: