Massey University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
21875 USD/year
4276 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Massey University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Planning is your first step to getting essential planning skills for a great career.


The Postgraduate Certificate in Planning from Massey University is the first half of the Postgraduate Diploma in Planning. 

Learning outcomes

When you graduate from this programme, you could have the opportunity to go on to the Postgraduate Diploma in Planning or the internationally recognised professional qualification the Master of Resource and Environmental Planning.

You can study in block mode and by distance learning using online learning platform. You can complete your studies while still working, which can reduce the financial strain of making a career change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation Techniques
  • Planning Law
  • Planning Theory
  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Natural Resource Planning
  • Professional Practice
  • GIS Principles and Applications
  • Assessing Environmental Impacts: Principles and Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • meet the University admission requirements as specified; and
  • have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent.
  • In all cases, if English is not the applicant's first language and the admission qualification was not completed at a University where English is the medium of instruction, the applicant shall have achieved an IELTS of at least 7 with no band less than 6 within the preceding five years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21875 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4276 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 33820 NZD


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Fresh content

Updated in the last year

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Massey University