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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Certificate in Public Health

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Certificate of Public Health requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Certificate in Public Health shall follow a programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits comprising:

(a) courses specified in the Schedule to the Qualification;

and including:

(b) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.


3. The Certificate in Public Health is awarded without specialisation.

Completion Requirements

4. Any timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for the Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

7. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I qualification regulations, candidates enrolled in the Certificate of Public Health prior to 1 January 2022 who have successfully completed one or both of 231.108 or 214.102 may substitute these for a course or courses in the Schedule. These transitions expire 31 December 2024.

Schedule for the Certificate in Public Health

60 credits from

150.112 Hauora Tangata: Foundations of Māori Health 15 credits

231.106 Introduction to Public Health 15 credits

231.107 Social Determinants of Health 15 credits

250.100 Health Communication 15 credits