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FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education
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Graduate Certificate in Health (Applied Services Management) (Level 7)

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


20 weeks

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Programme content includes study of: public health issues in New Zealand; planning; quality management systems; quality management practice from policies to practices; health related business studies; budgeting and finance; project management; advanced communication and cultural skills; advanced facilitative management capabilities; change management; evaluation of health research methods, health, safety and risk management; Hauora; Whare Tapa Rima; Fale; Socio-ecological; Socio-cultural; quadruple bottom-line sustainability; continuous improvement orientation; professional Reflective practice theoretical models underpin all papers to support analytical, higher, associative and critical and evaluative thinking capabilities to ensure advanced and complex problem solving graduate attributes are achieved and application ready.


Assistant, Trainee, Team Leaders, or Co-ordinating Health Practice or Project Manager, Health Programme Leader, Community Health Centre Manager, Community Health Manager, Mental Health Sector Manager, Health and Safety Manager, Marae, Pasifika or Ethnic Group Health Manager, Aged Care Centre Manager, Elder Recreation Centre, Marae Health Facility, Care Facility Manager, Clinic Manager, Health Centre Manager, Multi-disciplinary Health or Therapy Centre Team Leader or Manager.

Entry criteria

Age: Learners must be at least 20 years of age.


  • Entry is open to degree graduates
  • However, those who can demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.

Work: No prior work experience is required.

Learners who have English as a second language must achieve IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 in a single test event or NZQA English language equivalent.

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