School of Government

Post Experience Programmes

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Welcome to our Post Experience Programmes

The School of Government at Victoria University is the only New Zealand university partner with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). ANZSOG is a consortium of governments and universities which offers an Executive Masters of Public Administration programme (EMPA) and an Executive Fellowship Programme (EFP). Entry into these programmes is by selection from public sector agencies.

We also offer the Master of e-Government (MEGov), a one year, 180-point programme that will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn how to successfully manage complex transformational e-Government initiatives.

The School of Government was launched by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark, in September 2002 and is ‘the’ New Zealand place to study public policy and public management.


Our Post Experience Prospectus is available for download here. The prospectus contains the course timetable, contact information for our office and academic staff, and other important information for your study.

Admission Criteria

Successful applicants to our Post Experience programmes usually have a Bachelor's degree (in any discipline or field) and at least two years of relevant work experience. Applicants without a Bachelor's degree but with significant professional experience may be admitted to the programme at the discretion of the Director of Master's Programmes.

In all cases, acceptance of an applicant is subject to the agreement and discretion of the Director of Master's Programmes (as the delegate of the Head of School) and/or the Faculty's Associate Dean (Students). Please consult the Victoria University Calendar for the definitive.


Domestic students may apply online through the Online Enrolment System. You will need supporting documentation, which can be submitted through the Online Enrolment System or sent directly to the Enrolment Office:

  • a certified copy of your passport or birth certificate (if you have never studied at Victoria University)
  • a certified copy of your official academic transcript (if you have a prior Bachelor's degree from another university)
  • School of Government reference form (available from the Online Enrolment System), completed by your referee
  • a current copy of your CV

Your passport/birth certificate and official academic transcript must be certified by a solicitor, Justice of the Peace or notary public. Alternatively, you may bring your original documents into the School of Government and we can make certified copies.

For more information, go to Admission and Enrolment

International students MUST enrol via our international office, Victoria International.


Tuition fees for domestic students in our Post Experience courses in Public Management and Public Policy are calculated on a per point basis. Public Management and Public Policy courses (with the exception of some research courses) are each worth 15 points. There are also a number of other fees due at enrolment, which are compulsory for every student. You can consult the Fees Calculator to find out how much your total fees will cost.

All fees are due by the Friday before your course begins or as detailed on your Fees Assessment Form. If fees are not paid by the due date, a late payment penalty will be charged to your account.

Please visit the Financial Matters website for full information on fees, payment methods, loans, and withdrawals and refunds.

For more information

For more information on our programmes, please contact:

Telephone: (04) 463 5458