Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management (Level 8)
Qualification Type Postgraduate Certificate
Level 8
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management is aimed at management practitioners wishing to undertake a short programme of study in order to extend and update their management knowledge and skills. Public and private sector organisations employing graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management will benefit from the knowledge and skills that the graduates have acquired during their programme of study.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management will be able to:
* assess corporate social responsibility issues and determine appropriate responses
* apply acquired knowledge and skills in practical management situations
* evaluate evidence in order to support a management course of action
* show evidence of advanced knowledge about management practice
* work effectively in teams
Education pathways
Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate will be able to pathway to further postgraduate programmes, such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management or the Master of Applied Management.
Employment pathways
Possible employers in the public sector include educational institutions, government departments, local government bodies and district health boards. Possible employers in the private sector include multinational companies, not-for-profits, small and medium enterprises. Industries in which graduates may be employed include advertising, agriculture, banking, construction, distribution, electricity, entertainment, finance, fishing, forestry, health, horticulture, hospitality, legal, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, tourism, and transport.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Application and Selection Criteria
Application and selection criteria for the postgraduate applied management programme are as follows:
Students will have completed all requirements of a relevant bachelor's degree or graduate diploma or postgraduate certificate with at least a B grade average at level 7 or higher.
Special Admission
Notwithstanding the above admission criteria, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programmes may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, or has relevant work experience, which is deemed to meet the required standard for entry.
Provisional Part-time Admission
An applicant, who does not meet academic criteria, may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more papers. Upon successful completion of the paper(s), the student may apply for special admission or admission by mature entry.
Additional Criteria
In addition, the following requirements also apply to all applicants in all admission categories.
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:
IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - CAE or CPE with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
NZCEL - Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 58)
City of Guilds IESOL - C1 Expert with a score of 42
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:
a) Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrancerequirements or
b) Hold a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
c) Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - CAE or CPE with a score of
176. No less than 169 in each skill.
NZCEL - Level 5 with the Academic endorsement
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 58)
City of Guilds IESOL - C1 Expert with a score of 42
All enrolments in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management are approved at the discretion of the Programme Manager in consultation with the Head of Faculty and teaching staff as required.
Selection Criteria
Right of entry into programmes of study is restricted by SIT and apparent eligibility may not lead to automatic acceptance. Applicants must demonstrate attributes that, in the assessment of SIT, should lead to success.
Where SIT is satisfied that it is necessary to do so because of insufficiency of staff, accommodation, or equipment it may determine the maximum number of students who may be enrolled in a particular course of study. Where the number of applications for enrolment exceeds the number of places in any case where such a limitation applies, the criteria for selection shall be academic merit and suitability for admission to that course of study. Eligible students not admitted to their chosen course of study will be placed on a waiting list and/or referred to another programme. Applications should be received by SIT no later than the due date. Late applications may be considered, subject to availability of places.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview, or if they live at some distance from the campus, complete a telephone interview. Applicants may be required to provide copies of applicable certificates and evidence of previous achievements prior to the interview date.
Education Organisation Southern Institute of Technology
Developed By Southern Institute of Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3191
Status Current
Created December 2015
Last Reviewed December 2015
Next Review December 2020

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