1 year
Feb Jul
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 14,849
NZD 22,250
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management is suitable for current and aspiring leaders in all education sectors and agencies who want to further their careers, but don't want to commit to a full master's degree. Advance your knowledge of educational leadership and management by exploring issues such as effective educational leadership, policy and strategy, human resources and leadership development, and the complexities of educational organisations and teams. Highlights include:

  • In-depth, contemporary and academically sound, yet practice-oriented, professional development that is stimulating, critically reflective and relevant to your career in the education sector.
  • Academic staff with experience in practical and research settings in public and private educational organisations.
  • Available on either a full-time or part-time basis.
  • A mix of intensive on-campus commitment - during nationally recognised, non-teaching breaks - and open learning. This gives you the flexibility to decide when you want to study, while still providing lecturer support through ongoing personal or electronic communication.
  • Cross-credits towards the Master of Educational Leadership and Management.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.