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. This qualification also provides highly relevant professional development for the Digital Technologies learning areas | Hangarau Matihiko tupuranga of the New Zealand curriculum.
Gain new theoretical and practical knowledge about teaching and learning, supported by research and applied practice
Build your knowledge of contemporary education practices and learn how to integrate relevant technologies and techniques into your classroom
Develop a more student-centered and collaborative approach to learning
Identify opportunities to innovate and lead in your professional practice
The Mind Lab Founder Frances Valintine, along with our alumni, talk openly about the changes ahead for New Zealand education
This qualification enables teachers to drive impact and lead change, drawing from research and contemporary teaching practice to develop a critical understanding of new educational policies and practices.
Developed by leading education experts, and underpinned by applied, practical knowledge for implementation into your teaching practice, this innovative, blended postgraduate qualification provides a highly recognised postgraduate certificate for all New Zealand educators.
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Key Dates for Current Intake
March 2019 Key Dates
25th March 2019 – 10th November 2019 – full 32-week course
Stage One Start Date: 25th March 2019
Break (Easter week): 22nd April 2019 – 28th April 2019
Stage Two Start Date: 22nd July 2019
End Date: 10th November 2019
As well as being a standalone qualification, this Postgraduate Certificate also acts as the first part of the Master of Contemporary Education, providing the first 60 credits of the 120-credit Master’s programme.
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
Prepare for the new 2020 digital technology curriculum areas
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.
ADVANCE Education Scholarships
ADVANCE Education Scholarships are available to cover $1,500 + GST of the tuition fees for all public school educators, leaving just $1,250 + GST to pay.
ADVANCE Plus Scholarships
Educators from Decile 1-3 schools may be eligible for a full $2,750 + GST ADVANCE Plus scholarship. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information please see Scholarships & Subsidies.
$2,750 + GST
The following discounts and payment options are available:
ADVANCE Education Scholarships
Scholarships are available to all public 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 15% off for independent (private), early childhood, and tertiary educators.
Pay Now Discount
There is a ‘Pay Now’ discount of 10% for those who want to pay the full fee through our enrolments site.
Check whether you are able to access fees-free education in 2019 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.
Structure and Workload
The programme lasts 32 weeks, divided into two 16-week periods. The first 16 weeks of the programme use a blended learning approach, with a weekly four-hour face-to-face session scheduled outside of school hours (generally 4pm – 8pm), supported by online learning. The face-to-face sessions are held in various locations across New Zealand.
The second 16-week period is fully online, with regular webinars and work-based teacher inquiry projects.
The study workload outside the time spent at the four-hour workshop sessions is expected to be 6-8 hours per week in your own time. However, given that the programme is applied and work-based, it is expected that many of these hours will be part of your classroom practice.
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.
Online and work-based study
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.
Billy Merchant, Deputy Principal, Pakuranga College