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Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences

Diploma in Paediatrics – DipPaed

New admissions into the Diploma in Paediatrics were suspended in 2022. Students who have a current enrolment in this qualification should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

The regulations for this diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to:


a (i) have held, for at least one year, a medical qualification approved by Senate or its representative


(ii) hold current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand


b have graduated from the Central Medical School of Fiji and have satisfied the Head of School of Medicine they have appropriate training and experience to undertake this diploma.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this diploma must follow a programme equivalent to two consecutive full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 120 points.

Structure and Content

3 A student enrolled for this programme must pass 120 points: PAEDS 601.

4 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Practical Requirements

5 Each student must have completed six months of paediatric training in a hospital approved by Senate or its representative.

6 A student enrolled for this diploma must carry out satisfactorily such practical or clinical work as the Head of School of Medicine may require, including:

a performance of clinical duties


b participation in community aspects of child care.


7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


8 These regulations have been amended with effect from 1 January 2014.