Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)

New Zealand Graduate School of Education Limited

Subject area

Teacher Education: Secondary (Pre-Service)



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) is to support the New Zealand secondary school system by providing graduates who are job-ready on the first day of their teaching careers and able to teach students from Years 9 to 13 successfully with minimal induction or guidance. The programme will also ensure that graduates are able to operate programmes of learning support, which will assist graduates to support the learning aspirations of families within communities that may have lower learning outcomes - including Māori and Pasifika. The target group for this qualification includes those people who have already completed a degree that includes relevant and broad advanced study in a subject that is taught in the New Zealand secondary schools. Applicants must also be committed to teaching in New Zealand schools.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants to the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) must have qualified for the award of a Bachelor's degree at Level 7 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, or a recognised equivalent degree programme.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,539 $8,539
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,956 $13,956
Total $22,495 $22,495

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

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Phone: (03) 377 8390

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