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Diploma in Health Services Management (Level 7)

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


44 weeks

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The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa (New Zealand) with graduates who have attained sufficient skills to work in management roles in the health services industry. The course is designed for existing health professionals from diverse backgrounds with relevant qualifications and who have the interest to work in the health sector.

Core papers included

  • DHSM 701 Principles of Public Health - Credit 15
  • DHSM 702 Health and Diversity - Credit 15
  • DHSM 703 Health Promotion and Intervention - Credit 15
  • DHSM 704 Management in Health Services - Credit 15
  • DHSM 705 Human Resource Management in Health - Credit 15
  • DHSM 706 Health Information Management - Credit 15
  • DHSM 707 Procurement in Health - Credit 15
  • DHSM 708 Related Experiential Learning - Credit 15

Employment outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to gain employment in management and leadership roles such as:

  • Chiropractic Practice Manager
  • Community Health Centre Manager
  • Day Services Manager
  • Health and Welfare Services Manager
  • Health Care Facilities Supervisor
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health / Medical Practice Manager
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Physiotherapy Practice Manager
  • Primary Health Organisation Manager

Education Pathways

After successful completion of this diploma, the graduate can pursue further studies towards a degree in the relevant field of study such as post-graduate studies in health and social care management.

Entry criteria

  • Health degree or equivalent qualification or higher; either/or
  • Completed a Level 6 health qualification or equivalent; either/or
  • Level 5 health qualification or equivalent with 2 years of relevant work experience; either/or
  • Appropriate work experience in the health sector
  • International students will be required to meet NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 (Appendix 2) i.e. an IELTS Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5; or the New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5).

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