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Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support are detailed in the regulations. All new applicants must make an online selected entry application and be selected onto the programme.

The closing date for applications is 22 January.

If you have applied for a MOE study award and/or hold an RTLB position, you should be applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Learning and Behaviour).

Entry requirements:

  • completed a bachelor’s degree in teaching, or equivalent; and
  • hold registration as a teacher with a current practising certificate from the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand; and
  • have completed at least two years of relevant teaching experience; and
  • been selected into the Diploma on the basis of an application which may include the assessment of a professional portfolio

What documents do you need to support your application?

  • a copy of your academic transcript/s
  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae (including education and employment for at least the last five years). Further details of this requirement can be found below.
  • a verified copy of your current practising certificate issued by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Curriculum vitae: Please provide a full CV including details of your educational and professional qualifications, employment history with dates and descriptions of roles and responsibilities, membership of associations/organisations, and a list of professional publications and research reports.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support structure

To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support students complete 60 credits at 700 level including courses selected from the Schedule from the Diploma, any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Diploma and attending any field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning Support is awarded without endorsement.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


To find out how to plan your study and/or see the courses that are necessary to complete the programme, please check the regulations. If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course Search

249.730 Learning Support: Networked Learning (30 credits) (P Appraisal required)

249.731 Learning Support: Professional Practice (30 credits) (P Appraisal required)

Students who have completed approved Massey University quality assured short courses as part of their membership of the Learning Support Network may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Approved credit will count in place of 249.731 Learning Support: Professional Practice.(30 credits).

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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