Duration
Part-time: 1 year
Next start date
2022 Quarter Four – 19 September
2023 Quarter Four – 25 September
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Governance is designed for working professionals seeking to enter or develop in leadership and governance roles across a range of corporate, public sector, community and indigenous enterprise contexts.

You will be equipped with in-depth knowledge of contemporary perspectives, practices, mindsets and issues related to leadership and governance in the New Zealand context. You will develop confidence in undertaking leadership and governance activity and be effective in solving complex organisational challenges.

Courses will be taught using an interactive and experientially based pedagogy. Delivery will be blended and include face-to-face workshops that provide opportunities for students to apply theoretical content and applied research to specific cases, problems and simulations, and develop professional and transferable skills. Students will be engaged in activities that will develop their disciplinary knowledge, critical thinking, collaborative skills, and solution-seeking behaviours. The interactive delivery will be led by lecturers and practitioners with current or recent business and industry experience. Courses will be delivered on a quarterly basis through alternate online and on-campus weeks so as to maximise flexibility, access and a multi-modal experience.

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

Programme structure

Postgraduate taught:

Requirement:

60 points (four courses):

Contemporary Governance LDGOV 701

Leading Self, Others and Action LDGOV 702

Current Issues in Governance LDGOV 703

Current Issues in Leadership LDGOV 704
 

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.

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.

2022 entry requirements

Programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed a relevant bachelors degree from a recognised university or similar institution; or completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Business from this University with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, or the equivalent. You can also be admitted to the programme if you have completed a professional qualification in a relevant subject.

In addition, you must have completed at least three years’ relevant leadership and/or management experience.

Note: A relevant degree or subject may be in one of accountancy, business, engineering, healthcare, health sciences, medicine, science, or technology.

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

No 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 Leadership and Governance cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,049.20*

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 $8.02 per point, estimated at $481.20 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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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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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 Four 2022
1 August 2022

Start dates

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Other important dates

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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.

Where could this programme take you?

Graduates will be equipped for a wide range of leadership and governance positions. They will demonstrate a specialist understanding of theory and practice related to leadership and governance that can be applied across a range of sectors and specialised contexts. They will have a high degree of self-awareness of their own strengths and areas of development, have strong interpersonal and group dynamic skills, and be skilled at reflective, creative, analytic and collaborative practice. They will have a deep understanding of their own motivations, interests, aspirations and values, and have developed an understanding of their broader relational, organisational and societal responsibilities and accountabilities.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Board director
  • C-suite leader
  • Community and NGO leader
  • Cross-system initiative leader
  • Iwi leadership
  • Public sector leader
  • Senior organisational leader
  • Senior professional and technical leader

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