Participants can select a programme of study equivalent in academic points to a postgraduate certificate. Study may include areas such as acute mental health nursing, addictions and co-existing problems, age-related clinical specialities, psychological interventions, pharmacology and pharmacotherapy, professional leadership and other relevant programmes.
The study is normally completed over one academic year. The participant’s programme needs to be approved by one of the three contracted education providers.
Skills Matter funding is to be used as part of a postgraduate pathway leading towards a postgraduate certificate or diploma, or a clinical master’s degree that has clinical mental health and addiction nursing as its focus. In some cases, nurses who have completed a master’s degree may be funded for additional study.
For information about specific papers offered as part of this programme, please contact the relevant education provider (University of Otago, Massey University, University of Auckland).
For more information on the programme content and entry criteria, refer to the programme service specifications.