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Postgraduate Certificate in Planning

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students via distance learning

Shape the places where we live, work and play

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

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

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

Flexible learning

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

A good fit if you:

  • Want to make a start in planning
  • Want to change career while still in the workplace
  • Are interested in developing critical planning skills and knowledge


Once you’ve completed your Postgraduate Certificate in Planning you could possibly go on to postgraduate study such as a Postgraduate Diploma in Planning or Master of Resource and Environmental Planning. Graduates of these programmes typically work in:

  • Private consulting firms
  • Regional councils
  • Environmental and other non-governmental organisations
  • City/district councils
  • Central government (eg Ministry for the Environment, Department of Conservation, New Zealand Transport Agency)
  • International humanitarian and aid organisations

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