If you are looking to quickly acquire skills for a new career, a graduate certificate is a great option for you.
Graduate certificates are intended to develop your knowledge and skills in a subject area that is different to your first degree's major. You may be eligible if you haven't studied for a degree before if you can demonstrate an interest in the subject area and a satisfactory academic ability. By choosing to study a graduate certificate you can quickly develop career competency in a single subject area.
A graduate certificate is a shorter version of a graduate diploma, is studied at undergraduate level, and can be completed in the equivalent of one semester of full-time study.
The Graduate Certificate comprises a minimum of 60 points at 100 level or above, including 40 points at 300 level or above in the Graduate Certificate subjects listed below, and including at least 40 points from one of the subjects listed in Schedule A. Normally it involves one semester of full-time study (or more extended part-time study).
|Start Dates:||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
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- Animal Behaviour
- Applied Computing
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Graphic Design
- Computer Science
- Creative Technologies
- Design Media
- Digital Business
- Earth Sciences
- Education and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Development
- Human Resource Management
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- International Languages and Cultures
- Materials and Processing
- Māori and Pacific Development
- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Māori Media and Communication
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Work, Employment and Society
- Writing Studies
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