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Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDipTchg)

The University of Otago College of Education Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching is an advanced course and is designed for qualified early childhood, primary and secondary teachers. This qualification applies the study of research and theory to professional practice.

This programme requires the equivalent of one year of full-time study, comprising EDUC440, EDUC441 + 80 further points of 400-level EDUC papers.

The admission requirement for the PGDipTchg is a completed Bachelor's degree in any subject(s) appropriate to teaching, an equivalent qualification, or professional and scholarly experience satisfactory to the College of Education. Experienced teachers who do not hold a degree may be considered for admission.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDipTchg) maybe endorsed in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). If you wish to do the endorsed version, then your programme comprises EDUC423, EDUC441, 40 points of 400-level ICT-related EDUC papers, and 40 further points of 400-level EDUC papers.  Alternatively you can complete the Postgraduate Diploma unendorsed.

Please note: The PGDipTchg is NOT a teaching qualification. If you have a degree and wish to train to be a teacher look at information on the MTchgLn.

Online Application Form

Apply for admission to the University of Otago College of Education Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Programme.

Further Information

Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching.


For further information, contact one of our Postgraduate & Distance (Education Studies) coordinators at: