Full-time: half year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
2020 Semester One – 2 March
Available locations
Programme type

Programme overview

This programme is for health professionals working in a range of healthcare settings who are responsible for undergraduate education, junior practitioners and other specialist training programmes.

The PGCertClinEd aims to develop the skills necessary to become an excellent educator within a wide range of healthcare settings.

It has a flexible format and provides opportunities for students to undertake research projects in their area of interest.

Programme structure

  • 60-point programme
  • Entirely assessed by coursework
  • 30 points from an advanced taught course covering topics in clinical teaching and practice (either CLINED 715 Theory and Practice of Clinical Education or NURSING 741 Education for Clinical Practice).
  • At least 15 points (one course) from a range of 700 level courses in Clinical Education (from the Clinical Education Schedule).
  • Up to 15 points (one course) from other approved relevant postgraduate courses.
  • The programme must be completed in one semester if enrolled full-time or within two years if enrolled part-time.

Sample programme structure

Year 1 60 points

  • Code:
    one of
    CLINED 715, NURSING 741
    Compulsory core course
    30 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    CLINED 703, 705, 711-713, 716, 719
    Compulsory core course
    15 pts
  • Code:
    one of
    CLINED 703, 705, 711-713, 716, 719 or other approved course
    Compulsory core course
    15 pts

2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed a relevant clinical degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) or a health-professional qualification.

You must have two years’ relevant clinical work experience and currently be engaged in clinical teaching or curriculum development in a health-related discipline.

Relevant clinical degrees include degrees in medicine, midwifery, nursing, optometry, pharmacy and physiotherapy.

Further programme requirements

English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0. See alternative English language requirements.

Other pathways to study

  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
International students

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.06 per point, estimated at $423.60 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Graduates will find that this programme will enhance specialist knowledge and skills and provide entry into specific occupations in areas of education. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Clinical teacher/educator

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

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