Postgraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified


19 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the PGCertGIS will have a high-level understanding of key spatial fields and their theoretical foundations (e.g. remote sensing, spatial analysis). They will also critically employ geospatial tools and technologies to real-world situations and use an in-depth knowledge of underlying spatial concepts to adapt to future changes in geospatial technology and processes. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate the results of geospatial analyses and techniques to industry, government, and be aware of the implications of Geographic Information Science (GIS) on the Treaty of Waitangi. Graduates will be well prepared to undertake GIS roles in relevant science, government, or private sector organisations.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Bachelor s Degree with an average grade of B and two undergraduate GIS courses or extensive relevant industry experience. Entry will require the approval of the Programme Director and information about the admission requirements will be included in the relevant prospectuses.

Detailed requirements

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19 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,564 $4,564
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$7,632 $7,632
Total $12,196 $12,196

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

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 $53,438
Earnings range $45,690 - $63,019
In employment 71%
In further study 21%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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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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