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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

Develop your clinical and professional supervision skills while learning alongside practitioners from a wide range of professions. Grow your skillset through short block-courses and online flexible self-directed study, with feedback from peers and lecturers. This multi-disciplinary program is designed to meet the demand for qualified supervisors in social and human services.

Throughout the program, you will examine the concept, role, purpose, and benefits of supervision in a wide range of professions. Exploring the range of theoretical and practical models and approaches to professional supervision, you’ll learn about a framework for anti-oppressive supervision practice, study cross-cultural dynamics and develop and integrate advanced knowledge, skills, and values of professional supervision.

Campus Information

Epsom Campus

The Epsom Campus is the main campus for the Faculty of Education and Social Work and is home to approximately 3500 students.


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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

This program is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in clinical and professional supervision and prepares you for a variety of roles in health and allied health, social work, counseling, legal services, education and human services professions. It is possible to credit the courses passed for this certificate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision if you wish to advance your qualification further.

Jobs related to this program

  • Clinical supervisor
  • Practice leader
  • Professional supervisor
  • Social work supervisor

PSW Opportunity

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

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Programme requirements
You must have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) and be currently employed in health, counselling, social services, legal services, education, human services, or similar professional context.

You will also need at least three years’ experience in health, counselling, social services, legal services, education, human services, or similar professions.

Further programme requirements
English language requirements

If you are an international applicant whose first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0.