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PGCert - Educational Leadership as a subject

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.

Effective leadership in educational settings is critical in order to grow and sustain successful organisations.  Enhance your career prospects with a specialised leadership programme that challenges you personally and professionally.

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Key information

Years: 0.5
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Prescriptions for the PGCert(SchPrinc)

The Postgraduate Certificate in School Principalship is available for students who have completed a bachelors degree, or equivalent, and who have at least three years' full-time equivalent teaching experience.

To complete the Postgraduate Certificate, students must complete 60 points at 500 level as follows.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdLeadership)

To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, students must take 60 points from EDLED501, EDLED502, EDLED503, EDLED504, EDLED505, or EDLED506. Within the Postgraduate Certificate a specialisation is available in Coaching and Mentoring, which requires EDLED503 and EDLED506.

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To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including EDLED501 and EDLED502 and 30 points from the Educational Leadership subject, and a further 30 points in a Postgraduate Diploma subject.

If you require any advice on planning your study please contact one of our Programme Administrators -

The Centre for Educational Leadership Research supports the development of high quality research, teaching and learning encounters.  As a professional network and hub for leadership inquiry, Communities of Learning, professional learning opportunities and regular research meetings – the work of the Centre explores leadership in its many forms and examines possibilities for supporting educational leaders across a range of contexts in the community. For more information, visit:


Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Programme Leader 
Associate Professor Rachel McNae
Phone:(+64) 7 838 4466 ext 7731 
Room: TT2.12 

Programme Administrator Postgraduate & Research
Tracey Rowan
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext: 7721

Programme Administrator Postgraduate & Research
Dr Jinah Lee 
Phone: (+64) 7 838 4466 Ext:7870

Academic Coordinator Tauranga
Dr Nadine Ballam
Phone: (+64) 7 262 0547 Extn: 3547
Based at our Tauranga Campus