The Professional Development Unit team are located on 5th Floor West of the Manawa building - 276 Antigua Street (behind outpatients). Manawa is a collaborative facility including the University of Canterbury, Ara Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Medical Imaging, and the CDHB.
The following CDHB teams are also based in the Manawa Building
- Nursing Workforce Development
- Nursing Quality and Research
- People and Capability Advisors/Trainers
For additional information on Manawa and the facilities, click HERE
to go to the Manawa internet site.
To visit any of the teams at Manawa - please go to the Ara reception on the 5th floor and sign in to on the iPad in the reception area. You can sign in to see a staff member - or sign in to see the PDU or Professional Development Unit.
There is a PDU/PDRP drop box in the reception area
Please note: The Ara reception is staffed by the Ara Support team and not by DHB staff. You must sign in to see one of the DHB teams.
Booking teaching space at the new Manawa Building
If you wish to book a room for teaching at the new building
please click on the following link. We will only be
taking bookings on this form.
Click HERE for the Booking Form
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
The Professional Development Unit
5th Floor, Manawa West
276 Antigua Street, Christchurch
Phone: (03) 364 0646 or ext 80646