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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Diploma in Human Development

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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Diploma in Human Development requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Diploma in Human Development shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 75 credits at 200 level or above; and including

(b) the core courses listed in the Schedule to the Diploma;

(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Diploma;

(d) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.


3. The Diploma in Human Development is awarded without an endorsement.

Completion Requirements

4. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Certificate in Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Diploma in Human Development

Core courses (60 credits from)

275.102 Human Development 15 credits
R 208.102, 209.102

275.203 Development in Childhood 15 credits
P 275.102

275.204 Adult Development 15 credits
P 275.102

275.208 Development in Adolescence 15 credits
P 275.102 R 208.308, 208.208, 209.308

Compulsory courses (At least 30 credits from)

253.250 Counselling Principles and Practice 15 credits
R 209.250

253.255 Cultural Issues in Counselling 15 credits
P Any 100-level course in Education, Social Sciences or Business Studies. R 85.235 (1995-1997), 87.255, 187.255, 209.255

253.353 Guidance Principles and Practice 15 credits
P Any 200-level course in Social Sciences or Business Studies R 208.353, 209.353

275.202 Development through Relationships 15 credits
P 275.102 R 209.202

275.237 Narrative in Human Development 15 credits
P 275.102

275.304 Development of Gender 15 credits

275.320 Risk and Resilience across the Lifespan 15 credits

Elective courses (No more than 30 credits from)

150.201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits
R 269.274

150.202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15 credits
P 15 credits from 150.1xx

175.101 Psychology as a Social Science 15 credits

230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry 15 credits
R 230.100, 119.155, 119.177, 237.130, 247.155, 250.100, 247.177