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March  2015
Events on March 17, 2015
  • Professor John Williams Inaugural Professorial
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: March 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato
    Description: Practice versus theory: The value of Technology Education
    Technology Education is a core element of the New Zealand Curriculum and encompasses a lot more than just woodwork or digital technology. Because of its practical nature, it can be difficult to assess and is sometimes misunderstood or sidelined by subjects which are perceived as more ‘academic’. Professor Williams will describe his research, which aims to assess practice, and in so doing, help overcome the false dichotomy between theory and practice. He will argue that technology needs to be recognised as a broad and highly-valued subject.
    TIME: 6-7pm, Opus Bar open from 5pm
Events on March 25, 2015
  • Developing Middle Leadership in Secondary School learning series commences
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: Secondary School learning series commences
Events on March 26, 2015
  • Increasing Principal Effectiveness learning series commences
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: TC1.05

Postgraduate Diploma

A Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) requires 120 points at 500 level (four 30 point papers). This one-year focused programme of study gives a discrete named qualification. It does not involve independent research that characterises most master’s degrees. The PGDip does not normally lead to further study therefore students interested in masters study should enrol initially in a 180-point masters instead.

A student who is unsure of their academic capabilities may be advised to enrol in a PGDip in the first instance. There is the possibility of transferring to masters if you achieve at least a B average in your papers.  Graduates with a PGDip* who want to pursue further study need to do a further 120 points, including supervised independent research, to complete a master’s degree.

* Except those who graduated with a PGDip in 2012.

Qualification Regulations


Postgraduate Diploma Disability and Inclusion Studies
Postgraduate Diploma Education

Postgraduate Diploma Education (Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (eEducation)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (Global Studies in Education)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (Guidance and Pastoral Care)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (Te Rōpū Tohu Paerua/ Māori Medium Teaching)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (Middle Schooling)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (Music Education)
Postgraduate Diploma Education (Restorative Practices)
Postgraduate Diploma Educational Leadership
Postgraduate Diploma Educational Leadership (Coaching and Mentoring)
Postgraduate Diploma Language and Literacy Education
Postgraduate Diploma Mathematics Education
Postgraduate Diploma Science Education
Postgraduate Diploma Sport and Leisure Studies
Postgraduate Diploma Technology Education