Course details

Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology
NZQF Level 8

About the course

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology possess essential knowledge and skills in professional practice in educational and developmental psychology. They demonstrate skills in the integration and application of educational, developmental, and psychological discipline knowledge and research. Their ability to assess, analyse, and interpret educational, developmental, and psychological knowledge ensures cultural and contextual relevance in supporting the lifelong learning of 21st century citizens. Graduates are distinguished by their development of key skills and abilities for the critical application of discipline knowledge and research. Graduates will possess the necessary foundations to pursue further postgraduate study for professional practice in Psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology, Education and related fields. The qualification provides a pathway to professional training in educational and developmental psychology where graduates already possess a related and relevant masters degree. Graduates will develop skills and experience that will enhance and advance their careers in the following areas: * Inclusive and special education (early childhood to tertiary) * Professional development and human management within organisations * Leadership and consultation in educational settings * Behaviour and learning support work and specialist education support * Community support and consultation roles

About the provider

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. It has nearly 18,000 students enrolled on three main campuses, with approximately 17,000 national and worldwide distance learning (extramural) students.

  1.  Massey University's innovative Auckland campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand's largest city - Auckland. The campus grounds are peaceful with many native trees and plants, yet it's only a five-minute walk to the expansive Westfield shopping centre with its movie theatres, shops, restaurants and numerous fast food outlets. If you want to travel further, there are buses running regular routes around the North Shore region and into Auckland city. 
  2.  The Manawatu campus is located in Palmerston North and is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25, it is the perfect place for learning and living. 
  3.  The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance.

    The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Wellington Campus is centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington. 

  4. Massey University's distance learning (extramural) study programme provides the flexibility many students need to fit with today’s changing lifestyles. You simply study when, where and how you want to. Wherever you can be reached via the internet, post or telephone. It’s a formula that’s been successful for 250,000 students over the past 35 years and recently made even easier with the introduction of online study.

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