Practice Pathway overview

A nursing qualification from Unitec opens up lots of career paths for students including primary healthcare, acute hospital care and rehabilitation. During their studies, students have the opportunity to visit healthcare organisations like the North Shore or Waitakere Hospital and the Mason Clinic. They also spend time at the Education and Practice Simulation Centre at Waitakere Hospital – a high-tech, simulated hospital environment. Students leave Unitec work-ready and prepared to make a difference.

Osteopathic training is supervised every step of the way by experienced osteopaths and in an environment which mirrors the workforce directly through the treatment of real patients at our fully functioning clinic on campus. Osteopathic students learn how to help everyone from young children to elderly people as well as develop strong clinical management skills.

Unitec’s Medical Imaging programmes offer students lots of hands-on experience using the most up-to-date technology in a clinical environment. Students spend at least two days a week practising what they have learnt in the classroom in a radiology facility. This practical approach to learning ensures our students graduate with both the theoretical and clinical knowledge needed to work as a medical imaging technologist.

Explore your options

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMMELEVELDURATIONCAREER OPTIONS
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology)7Full-time for three yearsThis programme prepares you for further study in the Master of Osteopathy
Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging)7Full-time for three yearsMedical imaging technologist (requires registration with MRTB)
Bachelor of Nursing7Full-time for three yearsCharge nurse, District nurse, Nurse educator, Plunket nurse, Practice nurse, Public health nurse, Staff nurse, Research nurse
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice8Full-time for six months or part-time for one to four yearsCommunity development worker, Healthcare professional, Not-for-profit manager or community leader, Social practitioner working for a governmental or non-governmental organisation (NGO), Teacher or educational leader
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Clinical Research)8Domestic students: Full-time for one year or part-time options available. Not open to international students.Clinical researcher, Clinical teacher, Clinical trial monitor, Healthcare practice leader, Healthcare practitioner, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Independent clinical researcher
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice8Full-time for one year or part-time options availableCommunity development worker, Healthcare professional, Not-for-profit manager or community leader, Social practitioner working for a governmental or non-governmental organisation (NGO), Teacher or educational leader
Master of Applied Practice (Clinical Research)9Domestic students: Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six years. Not open to international students.Advanced healthcare practitioner, Clinical researcher, Clinical teacher, Clinical trial monitor, District health board (DHB) manager, Healthcare practice leader, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Independent clinical researcher
Master of Applied Practice9Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six yearsAdvance your practice and contribute to your profession by completing work-relevant research and projects
Master of Osteopathy9Full-time for two yearsRegistered osteopath, Osteopathic education and research

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