Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Quarter Two – 29 March
2021 Quarter Four – 13 September
Available locations
Auckland Online
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This 60-point programme will provide you with an understanding and knowledge of information governance concepts. You will acquire a platform of professional skills that will equip you to enter roles related to privacy and information governance within organisations.

The PGCertInfoGov will be available to working professionals needing to upskill in this important field through a shorter qualification. It will also equip new graduates for entry-level career or junior management roles in information governance and/or privacy.

The programme will be offered online through Auckland Online. You will be immersed in a rich, flexible and interactive learning environment that is designed to help you to learn and to develop professional skills in information governance.

The PGCertInfoGov is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Governance (PGDipInfoGov) (or the Master of Information Governance (MInfoGov), which is being developed for introduction in 2022).

This programme will be offered from April 2021.

Programme structure

Taught: 60 points

Requirement:

60 points from:

  • INFOGOV 700 Environment of Information Governance
  • INFOGOV 701 Information Research in Practice
  • INFOGOV 702 Information Ethics
  • INFOGOV 703 Technology and Compliance 
  • INFOGOV 704 Artificial Intelligence Regulation
  • INFOGOV 706 Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation
  • INFOGOV 707 Dispute Resolution Techniques 
  • INFOGOV 708 Intellectual Property and Information 
  • INFOGOV 709 Access to Information 
  • INFOGOV 710 Sectors and Information Governance

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

60 points: Taught - Note this is a sample structure only. Part-time study (30 points per quarter) starting in Quarter Two.

2021 60 points

  • Code:
    INFOGOV 700 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Environment of Information Governance
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 709 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Access to Information
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 703 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Technology and Compliance
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 707 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Dispute Resolution Techniques
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

Sample programme structure

60 points: Taught - Note this is a sample structure only. Part-time study (15 points per quarter) starting in Quarter Two.

2021 45 points

  • Code:
    INFOGOV 700 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Environment of Information Governance
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 707 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Dispute Resolution Techniques
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 702 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Information Ethics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2022 15 points

  • Code:
    INFOGOV 706 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

Subjects available in this programme

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution). You must have achieved a GPA of 5.0 or higher in at least 90 points of the most advanced courses you have taken. Or a GPE of 5.0.

This programme is available for part-time study and is open to domestic students only.

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Further programme requirements

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Governance cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,307.80*

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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $471.60 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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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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

Quarter Two 2021
Domestic 1 March 2021
International 1 February 2021

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

For enquiries and advice, please email Auckland Online at: online.auckland@auckland.ac.nz 

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

The PGCertInfoGov will be available to working professionals needing to upskill in this field through a shorter qualification. It will also equip new graduates for entry level career or junior management roles in information governance and/or privacy. This programme can lead to further study at masters level (Master of Information Governance).

Jobs related to this programme

  • Compliance officer
  • Data protection professional

Some career paths may require further study.

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