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Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs) through the Dunedin campus in 2015

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Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs) may be completed in one semester of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study. The aim of the postgraduate programme is to develop the knowledge and skills of a range of professionals who work with and who have an interest in studying current policy and practice issues which affect the well-being and rights of children.

Candidates for the programme are required to have a degree or professional qualification (of at least three years full-time or equivalent part-time study), relevant to working with children and families.

The certificate aims to prepare graduates for careers in leading, administering and managing policy and practice relating to children's advocacy and well-being.

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Contact details

Centre for Research on Children and Families

Email: crcf@otago.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otago.ac.nz/crcf/

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Subject area

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs)

PapersPoints

CHIC 401 Understanding Children & Childhood: Theory into Practice

CHIC 402 Promoting Children's Participation and Protection

30

30

Total60

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Children's Issues (PGCertChIs)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    2. Every applicant shall
      1. be a graduate or possess an appropriate professional qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study; or
      2. have alternative qualifications or experience related to Childhood Studies which are acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    The programme shall consist of papers to the value of 60 points as follows:

    • CHIC 401 Understanding Children & Childhood: Theory into Practice (30 points)
    • CHIC 402 Promoting Children's Participation and Protection (30 points)

  3. Duration of the Programme

    The minimum time in which a candidate may complete the certificate is one year of half-time study.

  4. Transitional Arrangements

    Students who have completed CHIC 403 and CHIC 404, or CHIC 401 and CHIC 402, are not eligible to enrol for CHIC 401 and CHIC 402. Students who have completed CHIC 403 only, can be awarded the Certificate upon the completion of CHIC 402. Students who have completed CHIC 404 only, can be awarded the Certificate upon completion of CHIC 401. Students who have completed CHIC 401 and CHIC 402 can be awarded the Certificate upon the completion of one further 30 point 400 level approved by the Director of the programme.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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