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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching)

Toi Ohomai

Subject area

Teacher Professional Development

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Entry requirements

Students must:
* Be able to access a relevant workplace; and
* Have a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a cognate subject; or
* Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (with or without endorsement) or in
cognate subject for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma; or
* A combination of academic and practical or professional experience based upon a record of
learning (academic transcript), parchment and a curriculum vitae detailing relevant
educational achievements work experience and professional achievements as follows:
* completion of a post-secondary school diploma in a related discipline at NZQA level 7 or
equivalent from a recognised tertiary provider; and
* demonstration of at least two years relevant practical experience with at least two written
references (employer and character); or
* demonstration of at least five years relevant practical or professional experience at a
senior level, evidence of ability to study at postgraduate qualification level and two written
references (employer and character);
* IELTS Academic 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0, or equivalent or Waiariki English Test
65 with no score lower than 60 for Mentoring and Leadership and Adult Teaching
endorsements; or
* IELTS Academic 7.0 with no band score lower than 7.0, or equivalent or Waiariki English Test
70 with no score lower than 70 for Vulnerable Peoples, and Infection Prevention and Control

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies will enable learners to critically examine theories and models of continuing development through leadership. Students will have the opportunity to exhibit advanced knowledge and expertise in professional leadership in the context of their specialist field which compliments their current experience and/or qualifications. This qualification enables professionals in leadership roles to maintain currency and to critique their leadership practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

AUT International Excellence Scholarship - South Asia


NZD$5,000Contribution to fees

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AUT International Excellence Scholarship- Southeast Asia


$5000 NZDContribution to fees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

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