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Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

PGDipYACL
12 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership (PGDipYACL) helps you expand your leadership skills and develop key management and entrepreneurial skills to take back into your communities. Learn more about studying a PGDipYACL through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Education.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year part--time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,184
  • International — $35,400

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Introduction

The Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership (PGDipYACL) is one of the only postgraduate programmes of its kind in Aotearoa that creates responsive leaders to youth, community, and global needs.

This Diploma will help you build leadership skills on top of your previous studies, and also supports current leaders to develop key management and entrepreneurial skills to take back into their communities.


Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed an Aotearoa New Zealand bachelor's degree or a graduate diploma with an average B Grade Point Average or better, or have other approved qualifications of an equivalent standard.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

COVID Vaccination

While vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory for enrolment and completion of a Youth and Community Leadership qualification, many opportunities in the community sector include working with vulnerable populations.

We strongly encourage full vaccination to protect yourself, the vulnerable youth and communities we work with, and to allow you to access the full range of options available to you during and after your study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

Coursework includes collaborative learning, practical applications, and virtual site visits from local iwi and charitable organisations. You can also customise your Diploma to an area of your choosing, so you can work towards a career path that interests you.

All students complete these compulsory courses:

Plus choose at least 30 points from the following elective courses.

The remaining 30 points can also be chosen from the elective courses list, or from any postgraduate courses at UC.

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Everything from business to social movements have need for leaders that can engage and give voice to global issues.

UC's programme will develop you into a leader who can raise awareness and action real change, and our focus on our bicultural nation will make your skills unique in Aotearoa and the global market.

Some career pathways could include:

  • Youth or social work
  • Activism
  • Public policy and civic service.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,184
  • International — $35,400

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,961
  • International — $34,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership is made up of a total of 120 points, including two compulsory courses and a selection of elective courses.

The Diploma is available to study completely by distance at your own location, or a blend of distance and on-campus study.

It will take 1 year full-time to complete, or part-time for up to 2 years, and can be started in either February or July.

You may also choose to transfer any completed courses to the smaller Postgraduate Certificate in Youth and Community Leadership programme during study.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Leadership.

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