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Postgraduate micro-credentials
in Responding to Trauma

Do you seek to learn how to respond to trauma with competence and confidence? With research-informed good practice?

Then our professional development micro-credentials and postgraduate certificate could be just what you need!

All professional backgrounds

This postgraduate programme is suitable for all professional backgrounds who are seeking to gain a deeper understanding of how to respond to adults and communities (including tamariki and rangatahi) who have experienced trauma.

Modular system

Three micro-credentials: 

Credits Dates 2024 Repeat Dates 2024
The Trauma Responsive Organisation 5 11 Mar - 12 Apr 22 Jul - 23 Aug
Burnout, Fatigue and Human Flourishing 5 22 Apr - 25 May 2 Sep - 4 Oct
Responding to Crisis 5 3 Jun - 5 Jul 14 Oct - 15 Nov

Courses can be taken one by one or as part of a 12-month Postgraduate Certificate in Responding to Trauma.

You  can enrol on them in any order that suits you – for example you could do all three consecutively in semester one, or do two in semester 1 and one in semester 2. 

The three successfully completed micro-credentials will be suitable for credit transfer into the full PGCert in Responding to Trauma programme.

Three 15-credit courses: 

Credits Dates 2024
PGRT804 Identity and Trauma 15 11 Mar - 5 Jul
PGRT805 Risk and Suicide 15 11 Mar - 5 Jul
PGRT806 Interpersonal Violence 15 22 Jul - 15 Nov

Which (together with the three micro-credentials) make up the 6o-credit Postgraduate Certificate.  

From as little as 5 weeks to 12-months – you can start small and upgrade to the whole certificate later.

Postgraduate Diploma and Master Progammes

We are currently writing the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Responding to Trauma Programmes. These programmes will be available, subject to the approval of NZQA, for a 2025 start. 

“I found the structure including outline, design, and delivery extremely user friendly and supportive towards my learning. The point of difference from other courses I have studied
with online delivery was the recordings of both compulsory readings and tutorials. This enabled me to better utilise my time.” 

Student Feedback

Online and flexible

Designed for working professionals, these courses are available wholly online and part time, with teaching and learning through BTI’s dedicated online learning platform and using tools of remote working.

At BTI we have years of experience supporting students returning to education, who are balancing studying with working, and understand the demands that this brings. This unique modular approach to learning is designed to help and support you to be successful in achieving postgraduate qualifications through a manageable structured plan. 

Holistic learning

In collaboration with Māori cultural advisers and colleagues at BTI, the programmes, designed to commence following the Matariki celebrations, have been carefully developed to honour and include indigenous Māori knowledges. Based on the framework of Te Whare Tapa Wha, the courses take a holistic approach to learning by intentionally highlighting the importance of spirituality and whānau community as essential aspects of wellbeing and hauora.

Unique approach

At BTI, we recognise that we are created to not just engage with the social and physical aspects of our lives where we live and work, but also with the spiritual dimension. It is this unique aspect of our approach that informs our postgraduate study.

Now available from your home country

Our popular new micro-credentials in responding to trauma are now available to study from anywhere in the world. 

Simply apply now and start your study in 2023 from your home country!

Grow your career or develop a new specialty

This modular programme is designed for working professionals who need a study programme that offers maximum flexibility:

You can choose to study one or more

  • 5-credit micro-credentials for professional development, OR
  • Sign up for the whole 60-credit postgraduate certificate programme.

If you choose to start small with one or two 5-credit micro-credentials, you can upgrade and add on extra courses later.

A progression pathway for postgraduate diploma and master’s level study is also underway – talk to us about what you intend.

Note that fees are subject to change – all fees can be checked via our Fees and Funding page.