Graduate Certificate in Not For Profit Management


Subject area

Project Management

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Entry requirements

Candidates must meet the general, special or discretionary admission requirements, and meet the English Language entry requirements. Go to for details.
Specific Admission
To be admitted to this programme, all applicants must meet the following requirements in addition to the requirements set out in the Graduate Certificate Generic Regulations
a) Have at least three years' experience within the Not-for-Profit sector,
b) Be currently in paid or voluntary employment within the Not-for-Profit sector in a management position.

English language requirements for international students:
Applicants must have at least ONE of the following:
a) Gained NCEA level 3 and met New Zealand university entrance requirements;
b) Clear evidence that they satisfy one of the following criteria for existing English proficiency:
1. Previous primary and secondary study in English as evidenced by completion of one of the following at schools using English as the language of instruction:
i. Completion of all primary education and at least three years of secondary education (that is, the equivalent of New Zealand Forms 3 to 7 or years 9 to 13), or
ii. Completion of at least five years of secondary education (that is, the equivalent of New Zealand Forms 3 to 7 or years 9 to 13)
2. Previous tertiary study in English: clear evidence of completion of a tertiary qualification of at least three years' duration with English as the language of instruction in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States.
3. Achievement of the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
c) Achieved, within the preceding two years, at least one of the English proficiency outcomes listed below:
1. NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) (Academic) (Level 5)
2. An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a min band score of 6 (reading and writing) and 5.5 (speaking and listening)
3. An overall TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (essay 5 TWE) OR an overall TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) Score of 60 (writing 20)
4. First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade B OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 52 or higher under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language
5. Pearson Test of English PToE (Academic) with a score of 50
6. City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) B2 Communicator with a score of 66

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The primary aim of the Graduate Certificate in Not for Profit Management is to provide New Zealand not for profit managers with the opportunity to develop their skills in their particular field. The programme will develop their knowledge and skills, to achieve organisational goals and contribute to build organisation capacity while demonstrating a values-based approach to managing a not for profit organisation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Business and Management at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

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