Kia ora, haere mai, welcome to The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab. We are an innovative education provider in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Thank you for taking time to explore the learning opportunities with us.
Master of Technological Futures
12 months, full-time or 18 months, part-time
Designed in close consultation with industry experts, a flexible programme to develop your capability to innovate for impact using emerging technologies or contemporary business models, applied to a self-defined project or research topic.
Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy
32 weeks, part-time
An immersive programme designed by professionals for professionals to learn about emerging technologies, their impact on business and societal structures and the impact you can have in the digital economy.
Postgraduate Certificate in Connected Environments
34 weeks, part-time
A practical hands-on programme to level up your expertise to deliver strategically sound, sustainably considered IoT and data driven solutions for better real-time actionable decision making.
Master of Contemporary Education
1.5-2.5 years, part-time and full-time options
$44,399 (This includes the PGC in Digital & Collaborative Learning as Part 1 of the 3 Part programme)
Our popular Masters programme for education leaders – research and theory based learning culminating in the development and execution of a Change Project in their school or community.
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning
35 weeks, part-time
An innovative and future-focused professional development programme for teachers & educators in Aotearoa, helping them to understand and implement digital teaching in their classroom.
Postgraduate in Leading Change for Good
34 weeks, part-time
A contemporary programme to foster and develop awareness, knowledge and skills needed to lead and instigate positive, sustainable impact initiatives across all types of industries and communities.
Digital Skills for the Workplace micro-credential
7 weeks, part-time
Practical applied learning to upskill your digital know-how and build online confidence to set up, manage and leverage digital tools in your workplace for better efficiency and productivity.
Our teaching and learning
We take lead from Kaupapa Māori values – of collaboration (ako), support (manaaki), honesty (pono), and the right to self-determination or agency (rangatiratanga).
We don’t ‘teach’, we facilitate. Our learning approach is reciprocal – we encourage and foster knowledge exchange, robust conversation and strong positive relationships. You, the student, are the heart of all that we do. This philosophy is realised in our teaching and learning strategy ‘Te Ara Kotihi’ – the pathway to success. Learn more about our strategy.
What's life like in New Zealand?
Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)
Auckland has a busy harbour, viaduct area with restaurants and bars, theatres, art galleries, recreational areas and parks, and a variety of shopping and other entertainment options.
We are situated minutes from the central city, via walking or public transport.
Wider Aotearoa (New Zealand)
New Zealand is a welcoming, diverse country with a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island, and Asian immigration. We have a rich blend of cultures, combined with beautiful landscapes, wildlife, forests and beaches, and so much more.
There are endless opportunities to explore.
Frequently asked questions
Below you’ll find answers to some of the questions we hear regularly from people interested in learning with us. For more information about living and studying in New Zealand, check out our International Student prospectus.
You will need to apply and be accepted to one of The Mind Lab or Tech Futures Lab eligible postgraduate programmes before you can apply for a Student Visa to study in New Zealand.
Different visas have different provisions for study. It may be possible to study one of our programmes with a Work Visa, however, you need to check the conditions of your visa with Immigration New Zealand. If needed, Immigration NZ will advise if any conditions of your visa can be changed to allow you to study.
See immigration.govt.nz for more details about studying and visas in New Zealand.
No but all our programmes do require a level of English proficiency. Check the programme web pages for more detail on the IETLS score for the minimum English language requirements.
The type of visa that you have will influence how much you can work while in New Zealand. If your visa does allow you to work, you’ll need an IRD number (your unique ID for tax purposes in New Zealand). If you don’t currently have an IRD number, you can find all the information you need to know on the Inland Revenue website. If you’re seeking employment, the most commonly used websites for job advertisements are trademe.co.nz and seek.co.nz.
No we don’t but there are plenty of accommodation options in Auckland City. We suggest visiting the Study in New Zealand website for more information.
We do advise you to arrange temporary accommodation prior to arriving in New Zealand so you have somewhere to base yourself while you explore the options for where you’d like to stay longer term.
A. Our HQ is located in Grafton, Auckland and is close to rail and bus route links. You can check the Auckland Transport website to plan your journey and discover the public transport options.
The Mind Lab (including its subsidiary Tech Futures Lab) is a Tertiary Education Organisation registered by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to deliver qualifications approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provision of the Education Act 1989. Based on our NZQA external evaluation and review (EER) we have been classified as a Category 1 education organisation.
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