Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Transformation

14 weeks
NZQF Level 8 (60 credits)

Start Dates
Course Fees (Year 1. See fees information.)
Domestic $5,090.00 NZD
International TBC
Admission Requirements

Refer to Entry Criteria below

Portfolio Requirements


Study Options

Study online

Industry partnerships

Trans-Tasman Business Circle

Trans-Tasman Business Circle




American Chamber of Commerce


Become a digital leader

What is unique about this programme is that it has been created by industry leaders for working adults with industry experience, or qualifications, developed in response to the increasing demand for future-focused business leaders in the digital age. This programme provides sound knowledge of the digital tools and capabilities needed to grow in an increasingly competitive global market through digital innovation.

Customise your programme by choosing from the wide range of available electives to suit your business needs, including:

  • Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence
  • Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
  • Cyber Security
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Agile Mindset
  • Dynamic Leadership
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Blockchain
  • Human-Centred Design

Why should I study a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Transformation?

You’ll gain the skillset to tackle innovation questions and solutions, and provide insight into benefits of utilising certain technologies applicable to the industry you’re involved in. Integral to this programme is Mātauranga Māori (kawa and tikanga), Māori ethics and the Treaty of Waitangi principles as they relate to the digital industry.

Prime candidates for this programme are industry professionals with experience, wanting to apply Digital Transformation processes and strategies to their own internal framework; or those looking to transition to a new platform in their career by becoming an expert in emerging technological fields. We’ll support and encourage you to rethink old operating models, experiment more, and become more agile in your ability to meet changing business and market needs.

The Master of Digital Transformation is delivered fully online, with optional support through on-campus networking events, meetings and masterclasses. Please note that this programme is not available for international students residing overseas.

Course Outline

What you'll cover in this course

For the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Transformation, a student must complete the eight common 6-credit components and two elective 6-credit components to a total of 60 credits (at NZQF Level 8).


Upon successful completion of the requirements of the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Transformation, students may opt to continue with the Postgraduate Diploma of Digital Transformation, and the Master of Digital Transformation beyond that.


(available from 2023)

Learners complete eight common 6-credit components and two 6-credit electives over one 14-week semester

Delivery hours

Average 8.6 hours of study per week per course for 7 weeks, made up of 5.6 hours of self-paced and 3 hours facilitated. Average of 43 learning hours per week.

Block 1 (7 weeks)

  • 28 hours of self-paced
  • 15 hours of facilitated 

Block 2 (7 weeks)

  • 28 hours of self-paced
  • 15 hours of facilitated 

Duration - Full time

Learners must complete all 10 components in 14 weeks



Learners studying part time can choose to do one to two courses in each 7-week block but must start with DT001 and end with DT006 (capstone).

Delivery hours

Average of 14 learning hours per week

One course:

  • 5.6 hours of self-paced
  • 3 hours facilitated (classes)

Two courses:

  • 11.2 hours of self-paced
  • 6 hours facilitated (classes)

Duration – Part time

Although learners can choose to study one or two courses per 7-week block, you must complete all ten courses within three 14-week semesters (or 1 year).

Students must complete the eight common 6-credit components; two elective 6-credit components to a total of 60 credits (at NZQF Level 8).

Component Name Credits Toggle
Digital Transformation
Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence
Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
User Experience
The Internet of Things
Cloud Computing
Agile Mindset
Dynamic Leadership
Human Centred Design
Secure by Design

Entry Criteria

What you'll need for this course

  • A Bachelor's degree, with an average grade of B- or higher in all final-year components, in a relevant discipline (e.g. business or management studies)


  • A Bachelor’s degree, with an average grade of B- or higher in all final-year components, in an unrelated discipline, and a minimum of two years’ work experience that is relevant to the aim of this programme


  • Professional experience and documentary evidence of outcomes in the work environment that demonstrate an ability to perform in the programme and commit to achieving its outcomes (including a CV showing a minimum of six years relevant employment and recommendation letters from employers or professional colleagues).


Employment Pathways

Graduates who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate of Digital Transformation will be in the position to take on various strategic and digital leadership roles across a wide range of industries and sectors that have responsibility for managing digital transformation within an organisation.

Employment pathways will be determined by the graduates’ previous education, experience and choice of career. These roles could include: managers, supervisors, consultants, or strategists, in the areas of: general business or operations; or more specific areas such as marketing, finance, human resources, innovation, risk, strategy, and entrepreneurship.

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