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
- Entry Requirements
- PGDipEdPD - MEDPSYCH Pathway
- 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.
The Faculty of Education is also currently developing a 180 point Master of Education that can be completed entirely by coursework or by a combination of coursework plus a thesis or dissertation.
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.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development may be awarded with Merit or Distinction.
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.
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), students who have completed PSYC 325, or equivalent, may take EPSY 585 (Special Topic: Quantitative Educational Research) instead of EPSY 501.
- 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
The Educational Psychology Programme Pathways Information
Students should include EPSY 501 Research Methods in Education as part of their programme, particularly if they intend to enrol in the MEd.
For more information on postgraduate courses, see the Schedule of Postgraduate courses for 2014.
The Ministry of Education offers TESOL Scholarship funding for two education courses that make up the Faculty of Education’s Certificate of Education and Professional Development.
- Part-time: one to two years.
- Full-time: half a year.
- Part-time: one and a half to two years.
- Full-time: one year.
For more information about the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Education and Professional Development 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