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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education

The programs are of particular relevance to doctors involved in delivering medical undergraduate or specialist training programs, clinical nurse educators, and other health professionals with a role in education.

  • Offers a range of courses on topics including the core principles of educational theory, curriculum planning, clinical teaching, simulation, e-learning, evaluation and assessment and current trends in clinical education
  • Flexible learning format
  • Opportunities for students to undertake research projects in their area of interest

Campus Information

Grafton Campus

Originally established as the School of Medicine, the Grafton Campus (opposite Auckland Hospital on the boundary of Auckland Domain) houses the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including a café, health services, and the Philson Library.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

PGDipClinEd graduates will understand the principles of adult learning within the healthcare context. They will be skilled at curriculum planning, evaluation and assessment and will demonstrate their position as leaders and innovators in health professionals education. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Program requirements
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education is limited to 34 students per year.

You must normally have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

Alternatively, you must have completed either:

  • a relevant degree such as medicine, midwifery, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, or physiotherapy at a recognized university (or similar institution).


  • a health professional qualification and have at least two years' relevant clinical work experience.

You must also be actively engaged in clinical teaching or curriculum development in a health-related discipline.

You will be asked to provide a current CV when applying.