Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning

Level 8 – NZQA accredited

Build your confidence and reignite your love for teaching with our collaborative and practical online postgraduate programme – giving you the skills to bring digital technologies into your classroom and respond to the changing world of education.

Learn more about our scholarships below.

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Programme overview

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. Drawing from research and contemporary teaching practice and combining this with new educational policies and practices and hands-on, applied learning, this is an innovative and highly practical postgraduate certificate.

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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.

Programme details

Time requirement 

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.

Next intakes

  • September intake: 27th September 2021 – 29th May 2022

There are 80 places available in each intake.


The full programme cost is $2,805 +GST / $3,225.75 inc GST

There are scholarships available for all state and independent school educators.

Postgraduate students are eligible to apply for StudyLink Student LoansFees 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.

Entry requirements

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.

International students

This programme is available to study as an international student either via online distance learning or if you currently reside in New Zealand and your visa conditions allow study. To find out more about studying with The Mind Lab as an international student, and for programme fees, visit our International Students page.

‘If we teach students today how we were taught, we are failing generations ... If we want to change student outcomes, we have to change what teachers are doing in the classroom.’

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.

Payment options

$2,805 +GST / $3,225.75 inc 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 to apply.

Early-bird discount

There is an early-bird offer of 10% off for early childhood and tertiary educators who enrol 6 weeks or earlier.

School sponsorship

Option to request invoice to your school or board if they are paying all or part of the fee on your behalf.

Key benefits

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

Course outline

As of July 2021 we have a new structure for the Postgraduate Certificate, consisting of the following two integrated course components:

DCLC8001 Digital and Collaborative Transformation in Learning and Leadership – 30 credits

DCLC8002 Leading Research Informed Innovation in Practice – 30 credits


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.