Regulations - Other Programmes

Certificate of Proficiency – COP

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 Admission to the programme for this certificate is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

Structure and Content

2 a Any course that is offered by the University of Auckland may be taken for a Certificate of Proficiency provided that

(i) approval is given by the Dean of the faculty in which the course is offered


(ii) any prerequisite, corequisite or other conditions are met or Senate or its representative has, in approving the enrolment, waived those requirements.

b Provided any prerequisite, corequisite or other conditions for that diploma or degree are met, a course passed for a Certificate of Proficiency may, with the approval of Senate or its representative and in conformity with the Credit Regulations, be subsequently reassigned to:

(i) an undergraduate certificate, diploma or degree

(ii) a Taught Masters degree, or the taught component of a Research Masters degree with a total points value of more than 120 points, a Bachelors Honours Postgraduate degree, a Postgraduate diploma or a Postgraduate certificate, as specified in Regulation 9d of the Credit Regulations.

c A course passed for a Certificate of Proficiency may not be reassigned to a Research Masters degree except as specified in 2b(ii) above.

d Where a course has already been credited to a programme a student may enrol again for that course, or for another course whose content is substantially similar, for a Certificate of Proficiency. Such a course, when passed for Certificate of Proficiency, may not be reassigned to any programme.

3 A student admitted to a Certificate of Proficiency must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar, to be awarded the COP.


4 These regulations came into force on 1 January 1996. The 1995 regulations for the Certificate of Proficiency were thereby repealed.