Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice with a focus on Sustainable Practice

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If you would like to do the course but you are not sure if you have the relevant experience, please contact us. We are happy to talk you through your options.

Course information

Fees
$6,352 (you will also be charged a levy of $266 per year which covers access to student services). Fees may vary, please contact us for more information
Course length
10 months full-time or 18-20 months part-time
Level
NZQA Level 7
Prior experience
7 - 10 years of professional practice experience
Start dates
Monthly intakes
Delivery
Distance learning
Workload
Full-time 20 hours of study per week; part-time 10 hours of study per week

Are you working to become a sustainable leader?

This qualification will extend your knowledge and prepare you to promote and implement sustainable leadership in your community and workplace.  

You’ll examine the social, economic, political and environmental implications of sustainability during this project-based programme. Through critical reflection and self-assessment, youjourney of learning and personal development will lead to transformational change.   
 

Your Study Programme

The Capable NZ process centres you and your own career – you’ll reflect on where you’ve come from, where you are now, and where you want to go.

You will:

  • identify early experiences and influences that have shaped you, and how these relate to your working life
  • analyse your work and life experiences and skills, and evaluate your strengths and capabilities
  • identify, access and research relevant practice theories, models, tools, frameworks, and reflect on how these might inform and influence your work
  • propose and complete a project, carried out in an organisation you work for or with, have a key functional relationship with, or in your self-employment.

One key point of difference with Capable NZ study at this level is that you will undertake an in-depth industry-relevant project. This could be an exploratory study identifying best practice nationally or internationally; the development of a resource or resources for a specific area of practice; or creating proposed guidelines for best practice.

“Working full time while supporting my family, I couldn't take three years out to study. With Capable NZ, I kept working and completed my degree in 12 months using the skills and experience I had.”

Angelina Kiore
Bachelor of Social Services