This certificate will advance your skills in social and community leadership and build your ability to lead and innovate across community, government, not-for-profit and social-good sectors.
If you complete this certificate with a GPA of 5.0 or higher, you can credit the courses passed to the Master of Social and Community Leadership degree, provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.
This 60-point programme is flexibly designed to suit those working full-time or
part-time in community, government, not-for-profit and social good sectors, as
well as graduates from a range of disciplines.
This programme is delivered entirely online.
Take two 30-point core courses in leadership, ethics and systems, and social innovation, evaluation and programme design to complete this 60-point certificate.* The core courses involve applied learning that is highly relevant to current and future practice and leadership.
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
Semester 1 30 points
- SOCCLEAD 706
- Innovation, Design and Evaluation
- Compulsory core course
- 30 pts
Semester 2 30 points
- SOCCLEAD 703
- Leadership, Ethics, Systems
- Compulsory core course
- 30 pts
2024 entry requirements
You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) with at least 60 points (at least 15-20% of your degree) in social science subjects.
Alternatively, you must have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field (such as human services, social work or other social practice) at a recognised university (or similar institution) and have at least two years’ experience in community, government, not-for-profit or social-good sectors.
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
In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet the above entry requirements, an equivalent qualification or professional experience may be considered. For more information, contact the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership cost per year?
- 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 $8.38 per point, estimated at $502.80 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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Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.
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.
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Summer School||Starts – 5 January|
|Ends – 15 February|
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 17 July|
|Ends – 13 November|
|Summer School||Starts – 4 January|
|Ends – 14 February|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
|Semester Two||Starts – 15 July|
|Ends – 11 November|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
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Where could this programme take you?
There are various career opportunities available based on prior experience, expertise and elective specialisation within the PGCertSCL. Common themes include leadership, programme design, social innovation and development, consultation, policy development, social change, community and health development.
Jobs related to this programme
- Community facilitator and advocate
- Not-for-profit organisation leader
- Programme designer
- Social and community coordinator
- Social innovator/consultant
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.
Experience the University
Lead social and community change
"I want to be involved in making New Zealand a more accepting, more welcoming place," not-for-profit leader and postgraduate student Moira Clunie says.