Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning
Level 8 – NZQA accredited
A flexible postgraduate qualification designed to develop capabilities and skills in response to a new generation of highly digital students and provide highly relevant professional development for the Digital Technologies learning areas | Hangarau Matihiko tupuranga of the New Zealand curriculum.
Learn more about our scholarships below.
Next intake: Starts 12th April 2021
Applications close: Tuesday 6th April, 2021
Duration: 35 weeks, part-time
Study mode: Weekly facilitated online sessions, additional learning in your context, face-to-face block days.
Location: Face-to-face sessions held at The Mind Lab, 99 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland
Fees: $2,805+GST (Scholarships available for all state and independent school educators)
Result: Level 8 (60 credits)
A flexible, fun and practical postgraduate certificate enabling teachers of Aotearoa to confidently implement the Digital Technologies learning areas | Hangarau Matihiko tupuranga of the New Zealand curriculum in your own learning contexts, as soon as you start learning with us.
This qualification enables teachers to drive impact and lead change in your classroom. The programme draws from research and contemporary teaching practice and combines this with new educational policies and practices and hands-on, applied learning to deliver an innovative, blended and highly practical postgraduate certificate.
What you'll walk away with
New theoretical and practical knowledge about teaching and learning, supported by research and applied practice
Knowledge of contemporary education practices and learn how to integrate relevant technologies and techniques into your classroom
A more student-centered and collaborative approach to learning
Opportunities to innovate and lead in your professional practice
Key dates & structure
Click to see key dates and programme structure for our upcoming intakes.
35 weeks of part-time study, primarily online learning.
As part of this postgrad you will be required to dedicate the following time:
- 90 minutes of live, facilitated online sessions each week.
- Weekly applied, hands-on learning in your classroom + additional preparation and collaboration work outside of this (roughly 6-8 hours per week)
- 2 x sets of block days in week 1 and week 15 (see key dates for more details)
For the detailed schedule, view our 2021 Student Handbook.
Any face-to-face sessions will be at The Mind Lab – 99 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland.
- April intake: 12th April 2021 – 12th December 2021
- July intake: 5th July 2021 – 6th March 2022
- September intake: 27th September 2021 – 19th June 2022
There are 80 places available in each intake.
The full programme cost is $2,805 +GST.
There are scholarships available for all state and independent school educators.
Postgraduate students are eligible to apply for StudyLink Student Loans, Fees Free or there are also a range of local grants and scholarships available for postgraduate study, contact us to talk through some of the options.
Educators with either an undergraduate qualification (not necessarily in education) or a Diploma in Education will automatically qualify for entry. Applicants with other qualifications/experience can also be considered.
Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances.
Billy Merchant, Deputy Principal, Pakuranga College
ADVANCE Education Scholarships
ADVANCE Education Scholarships are available to cover $1,500 + GST of the tuition fees for all public school and independent school educators, leaving just $1,305 + GST to pay.
ADVANCE Plus Scholarships
Educators from Decile 1-4 schools may be eligible for a full $2,805 + GST ADVANCE Plus scholarship. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information please see Scholarships & Subsidies.
$2,805 + GST
The following discounts and payment options are available:
ADVANCE Education scholarships
Scholarships are available to all public and independent school teachers. See above for more information.
Postgraduate students are eligible to apply for StudyLink Student Loans. Visit www.studylink.govt.nz to apply.
There is an early-bird offer of 10% off for early childhood and tertiary educators who enrol 6 weeks or earlier.
Check whether you are able to access fees-free education by visiting www.feesfree.govt.nz.
Option to request invoice to your school or board if they are paying all or part of the fee on your behalf.
Upskill your teaching practice without disruption to your career
Lead impactful change through applied knowledge and collaboration
Network with a community of like-minded educators
Confidently deliver the 2020 digital technology curriculum areas
The Certificate consists of the following four integrated course components:
CISC8110: Digital and Collaborative Learning in Context – 15 credits
Based on contemporary educational theory, policy and research, identify and evaluate the potential of digital and collaborative learning to positively impact on educational practice and outcomes.
CISC8104: Leadership in Digital and Collaborative Learning – 15 credits
Lead innovation in digital and collaborative learning that draws upon concepts of transformational leadership theory, educational theory and research.
CISC8101: Research and Community Informed Practice – 15 credits
Become a critical reviewer of research relevant to specific education practice or field of expertise. Develop a deeper understanding of literature reviews, and research-informed practice to formulate research questions in a field of study.
CISC8100: Applied Practice in Context – 15 credits
Critically examine and contextualise teaching philosophies and applied practice to develop a critical understanding of how indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness, society, ethics, environment and law inform education and teaching.
Enquire about our Postgrad Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Learning and one of our outreach team will get in touch to answer any questions you may have.