Postgraduate Certificate in Education

With the Postgraduate Certificate in Education you develop advanced knowledge of education in as little as one semester.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a flexible, short programme that develops advanced knowledge, critical evaluation and communication skills and applies them to problems of education policy and practice. It provides a pathway to further postgraduate study in the Master of Education. You can choose from specialised or general papers.

This is not an initial teacher education programme and will not lead to registration with the Teaching Council of New Zealand.

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

One of the following, or equivalent:

  • Bachelor of Education [Specialty] Teaching; or
  • Graduate Diploma in [Specialty] Education

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Students complete the postgraduate certificate with papers (60 points) from the Master of Education. There’s no thesis or dissertation you need to complete, but the programme is good preparation if you decide to progress to a programme that includes research.

Choose to study:

  • Our flexible Postgraduate Certificate in Education – study any paper from the Master of Education OR
  • One of our specialised pathways

Domestic students currently working as a teacher who follow one of the specialised pathways may be eligible for a fee waiver for the two 30-point papers linked to that pathway.

Specialised pathway offered in 2019

Other specialised pathways – Education Futures, Innovations in Education, Mentoring, Pacific Education and Science Education – may be offered in other years. If you’re interested in one of these pathways, contact us and we’ll take note of your interest.

Contact us to find out more

Samira Saraf
Email samira.saraf@aut.ac.nz

This postgraduate education qualification enhances the academic, research and professional expertise of graduates in the educational work sector.

This includes:

  • Adult and tertiary education
  • Compulsory education
  • Early childhood education
  • Non-formal education

This qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3744
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
South Campus
Starts:

15 Jul 2019

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$4,270
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$15,350
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.