Regulations - Interfaculty Programmes

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education – PGCertHigherEd

The regulations for this postgraduate 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 have completed the requirements for a degree from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative


b have, within the past three years, been employed in the tertiary education sector and had a substantial role in teaching and/or supporting student learning.

Note: A substantial role in teaching or supporting student learning may include academic, library or learning design positions.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this postgraduate certificate must:

a pass courses with a total value of 60 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Certificates.

3 The total enrolment for this postgraduate certificate must not exceed 90 points.

4 The requirements for this postgraduate certificate must be completed on a part-time basis.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled in this postgraduate certificate must complete the requirement as listed in the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Schedule.

6 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.


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 2019.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHigherEd) Schedule


60 points: HIGHED 701, 702