Gain a recognised qualification without going back to the classroom. 

Education doesn't just happen in a classroom. Your skills, knowledge and experience mean something.

Capable NZ's approved validation process can measure your existing knowledge against NZQA-accredited qualifications and give you academic credit towards them. 

From certificates to bachelor's degrees, and in a wide range of subjects, Capable NZ can get you there.

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Professional Practice

If you already have a degree and want to deepen your understanding in an area of your professional work, our suite of Professional Practice programmes is for you. With our Graduate Diploma, Master and Doctor of Professional Practice, you'll apply an academic approach to a real problem in your professional work environment to understand it, resolve it, extend your knowledge and advance your career.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5)

  • Distance
  • 20 weeks full-time; 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts first of each month
  • Apply anytime

Are you an experienced administrator? Delivered through Capable NZ, our Assessment of Prior Learning Centre, this qualification proves you have the knowledge and skills to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects. As a graduate, you’ll be able to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet an organisation's needs and know how to manage, analyse, evaluate and improve administrative systems and processes.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 10 months full-time; 18-20 months part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts monthly intakes
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through a graduate qualification? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? Professional practice is all about you, and your work context. This qualification allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 18 months - 2 years full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts monthly intakes
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through postgraduate education? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? In a liberating approach to education, this postgraduate programme supports your ambitions by focusing on your development and work innovation goals. These real-life aims are directly used as the basis for your learning.

Doctor of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand via Capable NZ
  • Three - four years full-time (up to seven years part-time)
  • Level 9 - 10
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Are you an advanced practitioner who is ready to achieve a doctoral qualification while making a significant contribution to their organisation, hapū, iwi, community or professional area? The DPP captures emergent knowledge relevant to the candidate’s work and relevant for work contexts, integrating work-based knowledge with disciplinary knowledge to create new knowledge.