NEW 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 new professional development micro-credentials and postgraduate certificate could be just what you need!

Micro-credentials now fully approved by NZQA

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 new micro-credentials: 

  1. The Trauma Reponsive Organisation – 5 credits, starts in July
  2. Burnout, Fatigue and Human Flourishing – 5 credits, starts in September
  3. Responding to Crisis – 5 credits, starts in October

Courses can be taken one by one or as part of a 12-month Postgraduate Certificate in Responding to Trauma (subject to NZQA approval). From as little as 5 weeks to 12-months – you can start small and upgrade to the whole certificate later.

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.

Students working together

“The modular approach to
learning more about responding to trauma is such a good fit for busy professionals who need good quality personal development. I’m delighted that we are able to offer this programme completely online to anywhere in the world. It is a privilege to be able to share our knowledge and skills.” 

– Dr Nikki Kiyimba, BSc (Hons), PhD, DClinPsy, HCPC, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, AFHEA, NZPB
Postgraduate Programme Lead
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Wondering how to respond to trauma?

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 (subject to NZQA approval).

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.

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