Are you a health professional, have experience in the health industry, or looking to change careers? Do you want to extend your knowledge of the health care sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand?

This graduate diploma will help open up new opportunities for employment in a wide range of health industries, or pave the way for higher level study.

You’ll be able to increase your understanding of the New Zealand health care system as you examine health from an individual, whanau/family, and community perspective.

During the course you explore the scope of New Zealand health ethics, legislation, cultural safety and the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi. You develop specialist knowledge in the health context of New Zealand, public health, Māori health models, health of older adults, palliative care, and rehabilitation. You learn to analyse and critique current research and recognise how evidence-based practice is informed by research.

This qualification does not lead to New Zealand nurse registration. It can, however, lead students on to postgraduate study or employment within a wide range of primary, secondary and tertiary health and disability sector services.


Employment in health roles such as:

  • rehabilitiation
  • hospice
  • palliative and disability support care worker
  • co-ordinator or community based needs assessor

English Language requirements:

  • An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in all bands ) issued within the last two years.

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Graduate Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Studies at the Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our center