Postgraduate Certificate in Indigenous Studies

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified


17 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills necessary to make a culturally appropriate and significant contribution to contemporary and traditional Maori, Pacific and Indigenous theories, issues and development. They will be equipped for work in the public and private sectors, particularly in roles that revolve around Maori, Pacific or Indigenous people and communities.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

The interdisciplinary Postgraduate Certificate in Indigenous studies qualification will be open to social sciences, humanities, education and law graduates, as well as graduates with relevant backgrounds and interests from other disciplines. A Bachelor s degree in a relevant learning area with a B grade average will be required. In some cases, it may be possible for students to have prior non-credentialed learning recognised for the purposes of admission to or credit towards a course or the programme (RPL credit).

Detailed requirements

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17 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$3,952 $3,952
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,044 $4,044
Total $7,996 $7,996

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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:

Median earnings $44,649
Earnings range $33,025 - $55,350
In employment 61%
In further study 30%
On a benefit 1%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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Where does this information come from?

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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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