Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching
UC’s Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching (PGCertCT) is designed for health professionals who are responsible for supervising, coaching, and supporting learning in clinical learning environments in a range healthcare settings. You will develop the skills to become a competent clinical educator, establish an identity, and gain leadership skills as a clinical supervisor both within your own profession and as a member of an interprofessional team.
The qualification is structured to ensure participants gain the skills required to undertake preparatory work towards a research or educational project grounded in practice. It will introduce you to the wider community and networks of health professional educators in Australasia and the extensive literature in this field.
The programme is delivered in consultation with local District Health Boards and regional education providers.
To enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching, you must have one of the following:
- a degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university which is of relevance to clinical teaching and the proposed course of study; or
- an appropriate health or allied professional qualification requiring at least three years full-time tertiary study at an appropriate level; or
- qualifications and experience that accord with membership of an approved health professional association, or be registered to practice within a health environment.
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 Certificate in Clinical Teaching or use the admission requirements checker.
One or more courses or research may require vaccination
The government has announced new vaccination requirements for the health and education sectors. At UC, our programmes are strongly connected to our communities of practice. For many of our programmes, you will not be able to complete research or practice-oriented courses if you are not vaccinated. This is due to research/practice taking place in health centres and schools/kura where all employees and volunteers are required to be vaccinated.
For these courses you will be required to be vaccinated in line with the NZ Government regulations, and supply evidence of your vaccination status.
How to apply
Applications are due two weeks prior to the commencement of programme. Contact Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health for more information on the application process.
Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The PGCertCT is made up of four compulsory courses, which can be completed in any order, and includes online assessments and learning components.
The Certificate is normally completed on a part-time basis within 2 years.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
More specifically, this postgraduate qualification provides a pathway into educator roles within one’s own profession, and into the world of health professional education within academic and health provider environments. This is a growth area in the health sector with the increasing focus on patient safety, simulation, patient education, and interprofessional education for collaborative practice and optimum patient care.
Health professional education is an exciting, active, and energised environment locally and internationally, with many organisations and networks that this programme will introduce you to.
- HWNZ Funding for Postgraduate Study for Nurses is available; check individual eligibility requirements and application procedures through your Professional Development Unit.
- Visit the Australian & New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) website to see what exciting roles health professional educators have and the range of topics they explore and research within this network. Your own profession will most likely have an educator group.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2024||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$4,577|
|2023||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$4,454|
|2022||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$13,500|
|2023||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$14,400|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching.
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