Professional Development Unit (PDU)

Booking room at the new Manawa Building

All room bookings from the old Professional Development Unit have been moved to the new Manawa Building and facilitators will be sent emails of their new room booking.

If you wish to book a room at the new building please click on the following link 

We will only be taking bookings on this form.

 Booking Form


The Professional Development Unit has moved

After 7 years in our present location on the 5th floor of the Riverside Block, the PDU is finally moving to Manawa, 276 Antigua Street, which is a purpose built education and research facility.


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We will be updating all PDU healthlearn face to face courses with the new room in Manawa and you will be notified by email.  Please look at your emails to note the new location for your booked courses.

 Aim of Professional Development Unit

The aim of the Professional Development Unit (PDU) is to develop and inspire others for greater community health

The Professional Development Unit (PDU) works closely with our strategic partners to deliver a series of professional development opportunities that meet both personal and organisational needs.

The Professional Development Unit team is committed to providing approaches at an individual, unit and organisational level to:

  • develop the capacity, capability and readiness of the nursing and midwifery workforce

  • enable nurses and midwives to progress their professional development

  • assist nurse/midwifery educators, charge nurse/midwife managers and nurse/midwifery managers provide a sense of direction and improved patient outcomes in their units.

Click on the links below for further information

    ​Additional information on training and development can be found by clicking on the links below. Please note that the list of courses and self learning packages run through the Professional Development Unit is now located on the Education and Development Website


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The Professional Development Unit

5th Floor, Riverside Building

Christchurch Hospital

Phone: (03) 364 0646 or ext 80646



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Related Documents


​​PDU Course Poster 2018 July-December

Professional Development Reflection Tool

CDHB Training Attendance Record

CDHB Course and Conference Approval Application Form

Application for Education and Development 2015 online (2)

Word Document Download Instructions: Right-mouse click on the word document link, Select "Save target as" OR "Save link as" in the right-click menu, and then Click the "Save" button to download the document to your computer.

Nursing Development Application guidelines 2015

Surgical Cluster update session timetable



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Page last reviewed: 25 July 2018
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