Postgraduate Certificate in Education

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a flexible, short programme of two 30-point papers in an area of education.

This programme provides a pathway to further postgraduate study in the Master of Education.

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

Start date: 2021

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent

To enrol in one of the specialisations in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education you must have at least 2 years of relevant professional experience or approval of the programme leader.

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

You can also complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Education without a specialisation.

You need a total of 60 points (two papers) to successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

You can either choose one of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education specialisations, or complete the programme without a specialisation and select the papers that interest you most.

Specialisations in the Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Or choose two papers from

1. Relevant professional experience is necessary to take this paper. Programme leader approval required.
2. Students enrolled in specialty papers may substitute another paper from the table for this paper.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

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:
City Campus
North Campus
South Campus
Starts:
22 Feb 2021
12 Jul 2021
Fees:
Domestic
$4,355
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, 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
$15,823
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 60 points in 2020. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, 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.

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