Next intake: 20 September 2021
Applications close: 13 September 2021
Duration: 32 weeks, part-time
Delivery model: Blended: weekly online sessions; 4 full-day on-site workshops
Location: Workshops held at Tech Futures Lab, 99 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland
$5,980.00 (incl GST). This intake offers the NZ Productivity Scholarship – a full fees scholarship for domestic students. Only 40 places are available. T&C’s apply. Find out more below.
Result: Level 8 (60 credits)
Fast track your potential in the digital economy
In this era of rapid change, navigating the shifts and remaining current can be challenging. To influence the direction of our careers now requires a deeper understanding of the inner workings of the digital economy. Tilt your perspective and get the new knowledge needed to be a part of the future of work.
An immersive 32-week programme designed by professionals, for professionals. It will help you identify how digital technologies and societal shifts are transforming business models and changing what ‘value’ means. You will:
Develop in-depth knowledge of technologies and learn how to leverage high-impact scalable solutions in your life and career
Gain a perspective on where your values connect in relationship to emerging technologies and new business models
Learn new approaches to respond to emerging business challenges and broader societal changes
Have confidence to shape your world and connect with like-minded professionals who are equally committed to shaping the future
Your experience combined with foresight will result in long term sustainable outcomes, for you and in what you do.
Cushla Henry, Zuru, graduate of the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy
What you’ll gain
In-depth knowledge of the forces shaping our work and lives, in a global and NZ context.
Practical skills using insight and foresight to plan amid constant change.
Capabilities to create, lead and implement innovative digital strategies for the workplace.
Tools and techniques that can be applied to solve complex problems.
Who is this programme for?
The Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy is for professionals and big thinkers who want to stimulate and energise their outlook for the future. It’s both personal and professional development designed to give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to take full advantage of what the digital economy offers in a way that is meaningful and purpose-driven.
This programme is for you if you:
- See potential for reinvention in your workplace or industry and want to play a strategic role in that change
- Recognise new leadership skills are required to support people through transformational shifts
- See the need for greater collaboration and partnerships in business
- Want to leverage technologies to realise human potential
The Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy will develop transferable skills critical to a changing business landscape.
This programme is available to study part-time only and is delivered in a Blended Learning model with weekly live-online class sessions and four full-day workshops over the course of the programme. See the Key Dates section below for more detail.
A total time commitment of 16-20 hours per week comprising:
- 2 hour weekly live-online sessions (except for weeks with full-day workshop)
- 14-18 hours of self-directed independent study
The four full-day face-to-face workshops will be held on-site at Tech Futures Lab, 99 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland.
For more detail on the learning modules, please see the Programme Handbook.
The full tuition fee for the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy programme is:
- $5,980* for domestic students
- $16,599* for international students
*Prices stated are in NZD and inclusive of 15% GST (goods and services tax).
NZ Productivity Scholarship
The September 2021 intake for this programme is covered by a full fees scholarship for domestic students. That means 100% of tuition fees are covered for all eligible enrolments to the programme for this September intake. Places are limited to 40 students and scholarships will be granted on a first come first served basis to all eligible completed applications.
Find out more about the conditions for this NZ Productivity Scholarship.
Terms & Conditions apply.
With the current Covid-19 travel restrictions in place at the New Zealand border, this postgraduate certificate programme is only available to study as an international student if you are already in New Zealand. As the New Zealand government reviews and revises travel restrictions, it may be possible to apply for a Student Visa and travel to New Zealand to study this programme with us in the future.
You will need to check the conditions on your visa to see if you are eligible to study with us. To find out more about studying with Tech Futures Lab as an international student, visit our International Students page.
We value industry and real-world experience as much as an academic record. You don’t need specific technical ability but you must demonstrate a willingness to learn.
Places are offered in order of enrolment. The programme is available to candidates who qualify as domestic students (NZ and Australian citizens and permanent residents) and international students who are currently residing in New Zealand. Please see the International Students page for specific information.
You’ll need one of the following:
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification (or higher) AND a minimum of two years’ work experience in a field impacted by the digital economy.
- Have at least four years of professional experience in a relevant industry or community demonstrating equivalence or higher to the qualification stated above.
To make sure you’ll gain what you want out of this programme, you’ll need to provide a Statement of Intent as part of the enrolment process. You can do this by letter or video.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of English language competence. This might be a formal test, academic qualification from an English speaking country or professional achievements in English. More details of the requirements these options need to meet are covered on the International Students page.
Not sure of your eligibility?
Learn and collaborate with industry experts
We’ve gathered together some of the best technologists, educators, researchers, and thinkers in Aotearoa New Zealand to facilitate and amplify a learning environment with strategies and applications for disruptive change. Together, they bring their enthusiasm, energy, and experience in creating a prosperous future that benefits and sustains us both socially and environmentally.
View our programme advisors.
Keen to know more?
Talk With Us
Choosing to undertake postgraduate study does take some consideration. If you have any questions, we’re here to help answer them. Please enter your details below and one of the Tech Futures Lab team will be in touch shortly.