Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (Level 8)

Study Options

Online, Part-time


1 year


Level 8

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Enhance and develop your professional practice

The EIT | Te Pūkenga Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision will enable people working in the social services, health and related sectors to develop their practice of professional supervision.

The programme covers the theoretical underpinnings of supervision in preparation for advanced skills application.

You will apply the knowledge and skills gained in your own supervisory practice, 50 hours minimum practice in the role of supervisor. Credits are able to go towards the Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Professional Practice.


Develop your practice of professional supervision. The first course, Foundations of Supervision, introduces you to a range of theories and approaches, including kaupapa Māori.

The second course, Developing Supervision Practice, enables you to apply knowledge and skills in a supervisory relationship and includes a workplace component of 50 hours supervision practice.

Features of the programme:

  • Focus on your own practice development
  • Learn and apply theories to support your practice
  • Flexible delivery with a mix of face-to-face and online learning
  • Part-time only, can be completed part-time in one year

Courses within the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision will also cross credit as ‘options’ in either the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice (PGDPP) or the Master of Professional Practice (MPP), should you wish to continue with postgraduate study.

For more information about these programmes go to

Your future career and study opportunities

Your possible employment opportunities could include provision of supervision in workplace or private practice.

Your study pathway could progress on to credits towards the Postgraduate Diploma in, and/or Master of, Professional Practice.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February


Entry requirements

English language entry requirements

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.