Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Professional Development (PGCertEdPD) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development (PGDipEdPD)
On this page:
- About the PGCertEdPD and PGDipEdPD in Education
- Programme Requirements and Courses
- Entry Requirements
- PGDipEdPD - MEDPSYCH Pathway
- Transitional Arrangements
- How to Find Out More
These qualifications are an excellent way to get started on postgraduate study, allowing you to focus on your area of interest in education and gain a postgraduate qualification.
From 2015, the Faculty of Education will offer a 180 point Master of Education that can be completed entirely by coursework or by a combination of coursework plus a thesis or dissertation. The MEd will have a Postgraduate Diploma of Education (120 pts) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (60 pts) nested within it. Students are encouraged to consider enrolling in the MEd but can choose to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma as a first step into postgraduate study.These programme are currently awaiting final approval. See transitional arrangments for more details.
These programmes offer:
- a recognised postgraduate qualification
- an opportunity to upskill at your own pace
- flexible course delivery options
- an opportunity to apply for the MEdPsych.
Classes are held in the late afternoon or as block courses over several days or weekends, or offered online, allowing you to continue with other commitments.
- BA in Education, or BEd or similar teaching degree, or Undergraduate degree and either a Diploma of Teaching or
- Advanced Diploma of Teaching, or
- Evidence of extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.
Students who have an undergraduate degree majoring in psychology may gain approval for admission to the PGDipEdPD by providing details of their degree, including an academic transcript.
PGCertEdPD: two courses from the Postgraduate Education Schedule are required for completion of the Certificate.
PGDipEdPD: four courses from the Postgraduate Education Schedule are required for completion of the Diploma.
Students should include EPSY 501 Research Methods in Education as part of their programme, particularly if they intend to enrol in the MEd.
The Ministry of Education offers TESSOL Scholarships for two education courses, EPSY 502 and EPSY 503, that can be credited towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Professional Development.
Four courses from the Postgraduate Education Schedule are required for completion of the Diploma.
Students who wish to complete the PGDipEdPD as a pathway to the MEdPsych must obtain:
- a B+ or above in EPSY 501 (Research Methods in Education)
- an average of B in the following courses:
˗ EPSY 512 (Culturally-centered Educational Psychology Practice);
˗ EPSY 513 (Evidence-based Practice);
- An average of B in one course from EPSY 505, 506, 508, 521, or equivalent courses. See Master of Education Courses for information about these courses.
See The Educational Psychology Programme for more information about the programme and pathways into it.
- Part-time: one to two years.
- Full-time: half a year.
- Part-time: one and a half to two years.
- Full-time: one year.
In 2015 the Faculty will offer a new 180 point Master of Education with a 120 point Postgraduate Diploma of Education and 60 point Postgraduate Certificate of Education nested within it. Students enrolled in the PGDipEdPD or PGCertEdPD in 2014 or 2015 may complete their programme in 2015 under the existing regulations or elect to transfer to the new 180 point Master of Education.
For more information contact:
For the latest information prior to enrolment, check the online Course Catalogue: www.victoria.ac.nz/courses
Email online at: www.victoria.ac.nz/enrol