Not sure if your experience fits?
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.
Are you an experienced practitioner in your sector?
Use the real-life experiences from your professional life as rich learning material. You’ll identify a challenge or goal in your work environment to research and then develop and implement an approach for resolving it.
This qualification is perfect for advancing your professional career. What’s more, you can apply a Master of Professional Practice to virtually any discipline or sector.
The Capable NZ difference
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.
- 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 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.
Multi-year enrolments from 2023
From 1 January 2023, Otago Polytechnic joins Te Pūkenga, a new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. All learners who start multi-year programmes of study prior to this change, continuing into 2023 and beyond, will graduate with a dual-institution qualification, representing both Otago Polytechnic and Te Pūkenga.
Master of Professional Practice
"It allowed me to correlate exactly what I undertook in my specialist work environment to a field of study and research that benefited my development – as well as adding significant value to my employer."