The New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection is NZQA (Level 5) accredited, and the only undergraduate child advocacy qualification available in New Zealand. The course consists of six one-week blocks over a year and involves self-directed learning and assignments. It is designed to develop leaders so they can facilitate child protection cultures, policies and processes in their organisations.
New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection
Hamilton 1 week Block 1 21-25 February 2022
Hamilton 1 week Block 2 2-6 May 2022
Hamilton 1 week Block 3 13-17 June 2022
Hamilton 1 week Block 4 8-12 August 2022
Hamilton 1 week Block 5 31 October - 4 November 2022
Hamilton 1 week Block 6 5-9 December 2022
Nelson 1 week Block 1 14-18 February 2022
Nelson 1 week Block 2 4-8 April 2022
Nelson 1 week Block 3 13-17 June 2022
Nelson 1 week Block 4 1-5 August 2022
Nelson 1 week Block 5 17-21 October 2022
Nelson 1 week Block 6 28 November - 2 December 2022
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Child Matters has successfully delivered the Diploma in both 2020 and 2021 during various alert levels. The Diploma is intended for face-to-face teaching. If in-class training is unable to proceed due to changes in alert levels, the affected block will move online so that students may still graduate within the original time frame.
COVID-19 restrictions may mean a student cannot attend the pre-requisite 5-day Child Protection Studies Programme prior to commencement of the Diploma. Child Matters is committed to helping prospective students meet the necessary requirements to enrol in the Diploma, so this may include tailored online learning sessions.
Child Matters values student's wellbeing and will follow guidelines issued by the Tertiary Education Commission in respect of vaccination status.
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