CPIT's Applied Sciences and Allied Health offers a variety of programmes and courses leading to qualifications and careers in science, technology and health.
Our tutors have the industry connections, diverse skill sets and the experience to guide your learning. There is a strong emphasis on practical work with clinical and work placements a key to many learning experiences. Staff teaching on our degree programmes have a strong research culture and this expertise underpins the teaching within the school.
The Applied Sciences and Allied Health facilities are at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Whether it is in science, animal science, medical imaging, midwifery, or sports science, wellness and human nutrition, we are committed to helping you gain tertiary qualifications that are relevant to employers.
Facilities and resources
Our laboratories have the key equipment that you will use in the workplace. We ensure our science and biological laboratories are at the cutting edge with purpose built facilities including:
- Advanced instrumentation for chemical analysis
- Animal science diagnostic x-rays with animal room facilities
- Sports science and health laboratories (including The Zone high performance health and wellness clinic)
- Viper medical imaging virtual suite
- Clinical practice suite for Midwifery.
Industry and community
CPIT works closely with businesses, institutions and organisations in engineering, information technologies and sciences to create internships, work experience placements and relevant research projects.
You can be confident that a qualification from CPIT gives employers a clear signal that you have the skills, knowledge and practical experience to be effective in the workplace from day one.
All of our programmes are serviced by an advisory committee linking industry with education.
Workforce restrictions for children's workforce
If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field.
This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions are planned to come into effect on 1 July 2015.
You can read the list of specified offences online here
You can get more information (including FAQ's) here
This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.
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