Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership

OP7802

This online Graduate Diploma in Disability Sector Leadership will prepare you for the rapidly transforming disability sector.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    120
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    Study type Trimester
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    Cost
    $5,073 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

This programme provides an opportunity for students with relevant qualifications and experience to upskill in leadership and progress their careers in the disability sector.

All you need is an undergraduate degree* in a relevant field, or professional experience in the disability sector to the satisfaction of the Programme Leader.

*If you have completed the Bachelor of Social Health and Wellbeing with Open Polytechnic you are unable to enrol in this programme

What you will learn

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership within the disability sector, which includes a commitment to best practice, on-going professional development, and effectively managing risk.
  • Demonstrate leadership within the community, which includes advocating for social justice and change; supporting inclusion, choice and control; and challenging stigma and discrimination.
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively in teams and across services in a disability and health and wellbeing context.
  • Critically evaluate information and apply appropriate models of health and wellbeing to inform innovative, evidence-based practice when working with disabled people.
  • Understand organisational budgeting, financial planning, service design and evaluation for the disability sector in the context of competing political, social and organisational demands.

Career Opportunities:

Potential employment roles may include: 

  • Support Manager/Team Leader
  • Community Manager
  • Facilitator
  • Service Coordinator
  • Public Health Manager
  • Case Manager
  • Navigator
  • Policy Development Lead
  • Advocate
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    120
  •  
    Study type Trimester
  •  
    Cost
    $5,073 NZ Domestic

    Not including any course materials or external exam fees.

  •  
    Student loan