Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

The PG Cert is an accredited tertiary teaching qualification designed to provide a solid theoretical and practical grounding in higher education teaching, research productivity and academic citizenship for university lecturers.

The Certificate is taught on a part-time basis over a two-year period. The 60-point programme comprises three courses

  • 30 points: ACADPRAC 701 A&B (teaching, learning and assessment)
  • 15 points: ACADPRAC 702 (academic citizenship)
  • 15 points: ACADPRAC 706 (special topic)

Regular postgraduate fees apply, but for academic staff at the University of Auckland (with New Zealand permanent residency), fees are normally covered by the terms of the Collective Employment Contract (clause 12.1). Please note that for international candidates, tuition fees are significantly higher and are not covered by the University.


Applications for the PG Cert are suspended for 2019 onwards. Alternative programmes are to be announced early in Semester Two, 2018.