Regulations - Education And Social Work

Foundation Certificate Education – FCertEd

New admissions into the FCertEd were suspended in 2018. Students who have a current enrolment in this qualification should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

The regulations for this certificate are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this programme a student needs to:

a be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand


b (i) have satisfied the Head of Programme that they have completed NCEA Level 2 at a New Zealand secondary school or its equivalent


(ii) be eligible for Special Admission to the University


c have completed a satisfactory interview with the Coordinator of the Certificate.

Note: Students who satisfactorily complete the Foundation Certificate Education will be able to apply for ad eundem statum admission to the University for entry into undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled in this certificate must follow a programme of two full-time semesters and pass courses with a total of 120 points.

Structure and Content

3 A student enrolled in this certificate must pass 120 points from the courses listed in the Foundation Certificate Education Schedule.

4 Courses must be selected in consultation with, and approved by, the Coordinator of the Certificate.

5 A student enrolled in this certificate must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

6 A student who fails a maximum of one course may, with the permission of the Programme Coordinator of the Certificate, complete a subsequent assessment for that course providing that:

a the student has achieved an average grade of C+ in the courses taken for this Certificate


b achieved a grade of not less than D+ for the course in question.


7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


8 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006.

Foundation Certificate Education (FCertEd) Schedule


Core Courses

30 points: EDFOUND 10F, 11F

15 points from EDFOUND 15F, 16F

Optional Courses

at least 75 further points from EDFOUND 10F–17F and SOCWORK 10F, 11F