Practice Pathway overview

A nursing qualification from Unitec opens up lots of career paths for students in primary health care, acute hospital care, and rehabilitation. During their studies, students have the opportunity to visit health care 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.

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 block periods of time 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.
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 yearsDistrict nurse, Nurse educator, Plunket nurse, Practice nurse, Public health nurse
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice8Full-time for six months or part-time for one to four yearsImprove or innovate in your industry, community, workplace or practice
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice8Full-time for one year or part-time options availableImprove or innovate in your industry, community, workplace or practice
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