By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Studee through cookies. Studee cookies policy

Education & Training

Advanced Curriculum Design & Academic Leadership - PGDip

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
  • Duration
    18 months
  • Tuition fees per year
    22,500 USD
  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, July

Program Overview

What Freedom Institute of Higher Education says about their program:
"The objective of this program is to develop professional-level academic learning, training, development, or capability leaders for higher- tertiary education, business or not for profit sectors. Graduates achieve highly specialized postgraduate level higher associative and critical thinking and evaluative capabilities. "

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

Cambridge English Exams

  • Level 5

    B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

  • Level 6 or 7

    B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill


  • Level 5

    Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

  • Level 6 or 7

    Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5


  • Level 5

  • a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Level 6 or 7: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

  • Level 5

    PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

  • Level 6 or 7

    PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT)/ TOEFL Internet-based test(iBT)

  • Level 5

    Score of 550(with an essay score of 5 TWE)

  • Level 6 or 7

    Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)

  • Level 5

    Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

  • Level 6 or 7

    Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Business Programs

Applicants must have:

  • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau on the National Qualifications Framework; AND
  • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits each of three subjects plus a minimum of eight literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; four credits must be in Reading and four credits must be in Writing. Provisional entry may also be granted to applicants who do not meet the criteria above, but must:
  • Present evidence of ability to succeed, (e.g., maturity, life experience, work experience, another study); OR
  • Are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve; OR Provide evidence of relevant prior learning and experience

Education Programs

  • Applicants must hold a formal level 5 or above teaching qualification (Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Teaching Diploma or Degree) or equivalent, and have at least 2 years teaching experience in a Higher Education or other setting.

Health Programs

  • Both national and international learners must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Entry is open to degree graduates. However, those who can demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.

Postgraduate Programs

  • Applicants are required to hold i) a Bachelor’s Degree, or ii) an approved Graduate Certificate or Diploma, or iii) an approved Advanced level 7 Diploma, or iv) relevant skills and knowledge acquired through appropriate work or professional experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee ranges from $17 500 to $42 000 per year

International Learner Scholarship

  • This FREEDOM scholarship is open to those who are citizens of countries other than Aotearoa- New Zealand and would like to pursue a graduate program.
  • Is mostly based on Academic merit or hardship reason
  • Applicants shortlisted for this scholarship will be interviewed.
  • Applications may be submitted by email at any point in time