Graduate Diploma in Mentoring & Professional Leadership

Programme details

Translation Te Taurā Pōkairua Kaiārahitanga
Code TO0019
Level 7
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $5,720* (per year)
IntakesSemester 1, Semester 2, November
Study options Full-time, Part-time
This programme must be completed within 3 years of starting.
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
All of our full-time programmes qualify for student loans and allowances through StudyLink. Many part-time programmes also qualify. Apply online at or phone 0800 88 99 00. Apply early to help avoid enrolment and payment delays.

Information for international students

Tuition fee$19,950
IntakesFebruary, July, November
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)1 year
Application Checklist and RequirementsView the information page to see what documents you must supply with your application.
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Programme aim

Maintain and develop your leadership skills and knowledge with this exciting professional development opportunity. If you are seeking a promotion within a professional leadership role, then this programme is for you.

Acquire expertise in mentoring and professional leadership and build on your current experience and/or qualification(s).

International students will also gain an understanding of New Zealand workplaces, the workplace structure, and communication within a professional environment.

Career opportunities

Managers and supervisors in their specialist area of expertise (if they meet the professional body’s registration criteria), e.g. associate teachers, team managers in health care settings or social work settings. Mentors for colleagues and students, professionally registered mentors. Careers counsellor. Recruitment consultant

Award information

To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Mentoring and Professional Leadership students must pass a total of 120 compulsory credits, including:
  • 90 credits at level 7 compulsory credits;
  • 15 credits at Level 6; and
  • 15 credits at level 5

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • Work with others in mentoring and/or leadership roles.
  • Critically reflect on their professional practice.
  • Interpret, critique and apply contemporary research to solving leadership and mentoring problems.
  • Evaluate possible legal requirements which relate to their professional practice.
  • Contribute to communities of practice.
  • Critically evaluate the professional contexts they are working in to understand the influences on their and their colleagues’ professional practice.
  • Drawing on theory critically reflect on own and colleagues communication.
  • Implement strategies to develop professional relationships.
  • Solve work-based problems through an understanding of contemporary strategic management and human resource management theories and practice.
  • Work within best practice guidelines when co-presenting professional development.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course details

GENR.7020 Professional Leadership

GENR.7021 Legislation in a Professional Context

GENR.7027 Professional Mentoring

GENR.7023 Building and Sustaining Professional Relationships

GENR.7026 Rangahau 2 - Practice Based Research

MGMT.7930 Strategic Management

GENR.6113 Human Resource Management For Professional Leaders

ADLT.5001  Adult Teaching – Principles And Strategies

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