New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection

The New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection programme aims to contribute to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by promoting the rights of children through child centred practice and advocacy. Students are encouraged to become child protection champions and are able to take proactive leadership roles in their organisations regarding child protection issues. We recommend organisations identify key people to complete the diploma who can then give guidance and support to other staff.

The Diploma 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.

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Child Protection will be able to:

  • Implement evidence-based and child-centred practice to protect and advocate for children in a range of environments;
  • Apply advanced strategies to identify, protect and respond to child abuse and neglect and promote child safety and wellbeing;
  • Champion a culture of child protection in organisation and community settings; and
  • Facilitate and support families and whanau from diverse cultural contexts in a child-centred way to promote child safety and wellbeing.

Dates 2021

  • Auckland
    Block One: 15th – 19th February
    Block Two: 12th – 16th April
    Block Three: 14th – 18th June
    Block Four: 2nd – 6th August
    Block Five: 18th – 22nd October
    Block Six: 29th November – 3rd December
  • Hamilton
    Block One: 22nd – 26th February
    Block Two: 3rd – 7th May
    Block Three: 21st – 25th June
    Block Four: 9th – 13th August
    Block Five: 1st – 5th November
    Block Six: 6th – 10th December

Diploma Cost

$1,100 + GST (includes workbooks, assessments, resources, and morning tea. Lunch is not provided).

Contact Studylink for information on student loans, phone 0800 88 99 00.