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Postgraduate Certificate in Specialty Care (Pacific Health)

A unique introduction to Pacific Health and Clinical Leadership for New Zealand-based Nurses and Midwives of indigenous Pacific descent, this one-year course can be taken as a standalone qualification or students can progress to the Aniva Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care (Pacific Health).

Course Information

The Postgraduate Certificate is a two semester course, comprised of the following papers:

Pacific Health

Semester One

Explores the concepts of specialty knowledge and develops understanding of Pacific healthcare within a holistic framework. Relates key concepts of Pacific health care and evidence-based practice to Pacific communities and explores the impact students can make to health outcomes for Pacific peoples within the Aotearoa New Zealand context.

Clinical Leadership

Semester Two

Explores concepts of quality assurance and evidence-based practice as it applies to cultural safety within Pacific healthcare, and examines these concepts against current standards of practice in nursing and midwifery. Develops understanding of key concepts of leadership, professional practice and responsibility.

Course Structure


6 x 2-day residential


Online tutorials and resources

Regular networking and alumni leadership events


Written assignments

(2 per paper)


Graded presentations

(1  per paper)


Graded online Talanoa (1 per paper)


*All Residential Workshops are held in Auckland.



Applications for 2024 are now closed.

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