Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a journey of professional growth and critical inquiry with our esteemed Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Designed to enhance your teaching practice and address significant issues in education, this program offers a transformative learning experience tailored to meet your specific interests and career goals.

Whether you’re looking to deepen your understanding of educational theory or explore innovative teaching methodologies, our diploma provides the flexibility and support you need to excel in your field.


Immerse yourself in the rich tradition of educational excellence with UC’s Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education. Renowned for producing high-quality teacher graduates for over a century, our faculty is committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment where educators can thrive.

While our Postgraduate Diploma in Education does not lead to teacher registration, it offers a customizable pathway for professional development and specialization in areas such as Digital Education Futures, Inclusive and Special Education, Leadership, Literacy, Teaching and Learning Languages, and Tertiary Teaching.

Admission Requirements

  • any appropriate bachelor’s degree from Aotearoa New Zealand with a major in Education, Psychology, or a related subject; or
  • any bachelor’s degree from Aotearoa, and either;
    • successfully completed a recognised teacher training course of not less than one year at an Aotearoa New Zealand college of education or university; or
    • acquired experience as a teacher, educator, or counsellor in a recognised workplace or community setting; or
    • completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education; or
  • other qualifications of an equivalent standard.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • Digital Education Futures
  • Inclusive and Special Education
  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Teaching and Learning Languages
  • Tertiary Teaching
  • Domestic — $8,184
  • International — $35,400

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates are prepared to make a meaningful impact in the field of education, both locally and globally. With a solid foundation in educational theory and practical experience gained through specialized endorsements, they are equipped to pursue diverse career pathways in teaching, curriculum development, educational leadership, and research. Whether working in schools, government agencies, non-profit organizations, or educational technology companies, our alumni play a vital role in shaping the future of education and empowering learners of all ages.

Visa Requirements:

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