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Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems

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In the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems you'll learn about quality management theory and practice. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to become a manager with quality integrated throughout the whole organisation as your goal.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

In the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems you'll learn about quality management theory and practice. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to become a manager with quality integrated throughout the whole organisation as your goal.

Entry requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a university degree with a relevant major, or equivalent, with a B- grade average or higher over the qualifying 300-level courses and have completed at least two years of relevant professional experience, or
  • have been awarded or qualified for the Graduate Diploma in Quality Systems, or equivalent, with a B- grade average or higher, and completed at least two years of relevant professional experience, or
  • have demonstrated at least five years of relevant professional experience, including completion of appropriate professional qualifications or equivalent, via a portfolio, and an interview at the discretion of the University.

Study locations

Auckland

What you will learn

This programme covers the concepts and methods of quality management as a holistic framework. It also covers the contribution of various other disciplines to quality management.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems focuses on raising your skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • quality management and its component aspects (inspection, quality control, assurance and continual improvement
  • contemporary quality thinking and methods including statistical thinking, systems thinking, business excellence, lean and six sigma improvement
  • the application of management theory to quality systems
  • leadership in the context of modern organisational systems.

Courses include quality systems design, lean management, six sigma statistical analysis, value chain management, quality mprovement and research methods and skills.

Career pathways

Every organisation has a 'quality manager'. Someone who is responsible for one or more of areas like:

  • inspection
  • quality control
  • quality assurance
  • quality management
  • continuous improvement.

You could be employed in a huge range of industries and professions. These include manufacturing, services, health care, local government, construction and the defence force.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.