Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Quarter Two – 29 March
2021 Quarter Four – 13 September
Available locations
Auckland Online
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

This 120–point taught programme will equip you with a set of attributes and values that will enrich your understanding and knowledge of information governance concepts. It will enable you to build a strong platform of professional skills and enhance your effectiveness in managing privacy and information governance programmes within organisations.

The PGDipInfoGov will be available to working professionals needing to upskill in this important field. It will also equip new and recent graduates for entry level and junior management roles in similar fields.

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.

Also available: Postgraduate Certificate in Information Governance (PGCertInfoGov) (60 points). This programme can lead to further study at masters level, such as the Master of Information Governance (MInfoGov), which is being developed for introduction in 2022.

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Programme structure

Taught: 120 points

Requirement:

120 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

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

2021 90 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
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 702 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Information Ethics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 704 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Artificial Intelligence Regulation
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2022 30 points

  • Code:
    INFOGOV 706
    Name:
    Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 710
    Name:
    Sectors and Information Governance
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

Sample programme structure

120 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 703 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Technology and Compliance
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 704 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Artificial Intelligence Regulation
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2022 60 points

  • Code:
    INFOGOV 706 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 709 (Q2/22)
    Name:
    Access to Information
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 707 (Q3/22)
    Name:
    Dispute Resolution Techniques
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    INFOGOV 702 (Q4/22)
    Name:
    Information Ethics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2023 15 points

  • Code:
    INFOGOV 710 (Q1/23)
    Name:
    Sectors and Information Governance
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2020 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

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

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

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a bachelors degree in business or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline, such as engineering, social sciences, sciences or technology. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

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

Calculate your Grade Point Equivalent (GPE).
 

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 Diploma in Information Governance cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$18,615.60*

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 $943.20 for full-time study (120 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
1 March 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.

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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?

You’ll be able to acquire a platform of knowledge and skills that will equip you for roles related to privacy and information governance within organisations where an understanding of regulatory issues relating to the collection, storage and use of information is critical. This programme can lead to further study at masters level (Master of Information Governance).

Jobs related to this programme

  • Compliance officer
  • Data protection professional
  • Information Governance consultant/analyst
  • Information officer
  • Privacy officer
  • Project manager
  • Records manager

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