Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Field-based)

University of Auckland

Subject area

Teacher Education: Secondary (Pre-Service)



1 Year

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

PGDipTchg (Secondary Field-based) graduates will know and understand the principles, concepts and ideas of current theory and research about effective teaching and learning. They will have a sound understanding of the national curriculum and the national qualifications framework. Graduates will be able to critically apply this knowledge to practice in schools, and be able to further develop coherence between educational theory, research, and practice. They will contribute effectively to raising student achievement. Graduates will be self-aware and researching professionals, who use critical inquiry and problem solving, and who engage with evidence and professional literature to reflect on and refine their practice. They will have developed the knowledge and skills to contribute to informed discussion of equitable education in the wider community.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Suspended. Degree with a minimum GPA or equivalent qualification and 30 points at 300-400 level in a subject in the secondary school curriculum. Demonstrates potential to meet Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand criteria for provisional registration

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $52,686
Earnings range $34,631 - $61,143
In employment 73%
In further study 28%
On a benefit 2%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 61 62 63
Phone: (09) 373 7999
Fax: (0800) 616 264

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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