Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences

Certificate in Health Sciences – CertHSc

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 have indigenous New Zealand Māori or Pacific whakapapa/ancestry verified through the Māori and Pacific Admissions Scheme


c (i) completed Year 13 in a New Zealand secondary school or its equivalent


(ii) be eligible for Special Admission to the University.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student admitted to this certificate must complete within two full-time semesters in the same academic year and pass courses with a total value of 120 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

3 A student enrolled for this certificate must complete the requirements as listed in the Certificate in Health Sciences Schedule.

4 The programme for each student must be approved by the Academic Director of the Certificate prior to enrolment.

5 A student who fails up to three courses may, with the permission of the Academic Director of the Certificate, complete a subsequent additional assessment for that course(s) providing that:

a the student has achieved a Grade Point Average of 3.0 over all the courses passed for the Certificate


b achieved a grade of not less than D for the failed course.

6 The subsequent assessment must be undertaken within two weeks of the notification of results to the student.

7 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.


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


9 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Certificate in Health Sciences (CertHSc) Schedule


120 points: MAORIHTH 21H–30H