Certificate in Registered Nurse Competence (Level 7)

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP)

Auckland International, Whangarei
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International student places for 2019 are now full. Therefore, we are no longer taking any international applications or enquiries until further notice.

About this programme

This Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) enables registered nurses to meet competence requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Graduates can apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for a New Zealand Registered Nurse Practising Certificate, and can work in all healthcare settings.

What you will learn

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in the Nursing Council of New Zealand required domains of professional responsibility, management of nursing care, interpersonal relationships, inter-professional health care and quality improvement

  • Apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for a New Zealand Registered Nurse practising certificate

Courses in this programme

Compulsory Courses Level Credits
719.701 - Returning to Practice: Registered Nurse 7 15
719.702 - Nursing Practice: Clinical 7 30

Career options

  • Registered Nurse

  • Able to work in all healthcare settings

  • Supervise the work of Enrolled Nurses and Health Care Assistants

  • May be eligible to enrol in postgraduate studies

Entry Requirements

New Zealand Applicants

Prior to enrolment all New Zealand applicants must have a registration number from NCNZ. It is recommended that the Nursing Council is contacted prior to enrolment to confirm requirements for maintaining individual practicing certificate.

International Applicants

Prior to enrolment all international applicants must contact the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) to obtain a letter from NCNZ giving directions to the individual applicant regarding English language and competence requirements. International applicants should contact the International Office.

All Applicants (Auckland & Whangārei)

All applicants will be required to disclose any previous criminal convictions, any charges awaiting hearing and declare any health issues that are likely to impact on their ability to undertake the course at the time of application. Successful applicants will need to provide a clearance from the Ministry of Justice’s computer systems.

All applicants will be required to provide the names and contact details of 2 people who are prepared to act as confidential referees.

Whangārei only

Places on this course are very limited, and preference is given to applicants living in the Northland area.

Qualification gained

Record of Attainment

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time


Flexible - 8 weeks minimum

Start Dates

International places are full. Domestic applications only.

Whangarei: 21 Oct 2019

Auckland (International Students Only): 21 January (Full)
1 April (Full)
10 June (Full)
12 August (Full)
14 October (Full)

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $1,952.28

Student levy may apply

International: $9,000

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Phone 0800 162 100
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