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Wairarapa & Hutt Valley DHBs PDRP Handbook

Please refer to this handbook for all information pertaining to the development of your professional portfolio.
Click here to download the handbook. Please disregard any previous outdated version.

Need help or support? Email: teresa.fraser@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz


Have a current portfolio? Want to transfer it to our PDRP?

Completed and assessed portfolios from another PDRP that are less than 3 years old can be transferred to this PDRP for 12 months or until expiry of the portfolio, whichever is less. Please complete theTransfer form and send it to Teresa Fraser along with a copy of the certificate or letter of achievement showing your current portfolio.

Email: teresa.fraser@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz

Submission dates for Portfolios

Please contact Teresa Fraser if wishing to book in your portfolio for submission.
Submission dates for proficient and above level portfolios are: 1st of March, May, July, September and November.
If the 1st falls on a weekend, please submit your portfolio on the following Monday.

Information for NETP (Competent) Portfolios

By the end of the NETP year, the Registered Nurse will be expected to have developed a competency based personal professional portfolio for assessment and must achieve the competent level under the District Health Board Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP), which meets all the NCNZ competencies.

For information and instructions on compiling your NETP portfolio, please refer to the PDRP Handbook (link above) and your NETP Handbook. Along with the competent level PDRP core requirements, you will need to include further evidence when submitting your Competent Level PDRP (as per the NETP Competent PDRP Portfolio Checklist).

These added Portfolio requirements are:

1.Curriculum Vitae: include NETP year, current referees

2.HLTH 550 Entry to Professional Nursing Practice paper: include final transcripts

3.Records of Preceptor/Preceptee meetings (16 hours): each must be dated & signed

Click here for access to the NETP Competent Level One-Stop-Shop - this contains information and all of the forms/documents that you will be required to complete for your competent level PDRP. It is your professional responsibility to ensure that content / signatures etc. that you require from colleagues is obtained prior to the portfolio due date (see NETP Handbook). Communication with preceptors, managers and others is vital to ensure timely submission of your portfolio, and successful completion of your NETP year.


Come to a PDRP Workshop to get motivated!

The aim of this workshop is to give nurses an understanding of the Wairarapa & Hutt Valley DHB's Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) and to provide a practical guide for putting together a portfolio.

The four hour workshop runs from 9am - 1pm and the dates for 2023 are:

  • Wednesday, 14 June 2023
  • Wednesday, 20 September 2023
  • Wednesday, 8 November 2023

WrDHB employees - please register for this workshop via the usual training portal on the intranet

External applicants - please email nursing.training@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz to register to attend this workshop. You will need to include your name, work area, date and title of study day etc.

Huarahi Whakatū - Professional Development Recognition Programme

Wairarapa & Hutt Valley DHB Nursing and Midwifery Leadership (NAML) group recognise the Huarahi Whakatu Maori PDRP as a legitimate programme that supports Maori Nursing workforce across our Nursing services. Portfolios completed on the Huarahi Whakatu Maori PDRP will be recognised by both DHBs for the full length of the portfolio (3 years). For more information about the Huarahi Whakatū PDRP please visit the Te Rau Matatini website.

Need help with your self assessment?  Notes for Completion of Your Self Assessment.