Postgraduate Certificate in Information Governance (Online)


Gain an understanding and knowledge of information and data governance concepts to equip you for privacy and information governance roles.

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelors degree


A GPA of 5.0


12-months (part-time)
6-months (full-time)

Next start date

29 March 2021
13 September 2021

Full Programme Fees

$9,457 – $9,552

$9,410 – $9,505

Programme Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Governance (PGCertInfoGov) is an intensive, part-time programme that will provide you with an understanding and knowledge of information governance concepts. Throughout this programme, you will acquire a platform of professional skills that will equip you to enter roles related to privacy and information governance within organisations. Designed specifically for working professionals needing to upskill in this important field through a shorter qualification, the PGCertInfoGov will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills in information governance and privacy.

If you wish to further advance your career in information governance and/or privacy, the PGCertInfoGov will allow you to staircase up to a Postgraduate Diploma. If you want to advance your career and develop or enhance professional skills in information governance, this programme is for you.

The PGCertInfoGov consists of 4 courses that total 60 points. Each course runs over a 10-week quarter, allowing you to complete this programme in either 15 or 30-points at a time, and complete in either 6-months or 12-months.

Course Code




INFOGOV 700 Environment of Information Governance Key legal and governance concepts, practices, structures and mechanisms are studied. This includes a focus on data protection issues. Legal and de facto rules are analysed including their creation, reform and enforcement; business agreements and their interpretation are introduced, and relevant standards are evaluated. 15
INFOGOV 702 Information Ethics Examines ethical, cultural and policy-related concepts related to information, from generation, collection and storage to analysis, application and dissemination, including review and feedback mechanisms. The concepts include research ethics, privacy and surveillance, information and discrimination, professional codes, responsible innovation and the use of algorithms. 15
INFOGOV 703 Technology and Compliance Explores blockchain technology, and other distributed ledger technologies with reference to compliance, including their implementation and impact in industry and on society. The legal issues arising from the use of smart contracts are investigated. 15
INFOGOV 704 Artificial Intelligence Regulation Critically analyses the legal and policy issues created by advanced artificial intelligence technologies, including regulatory response. Evaluates efficiency, proportionality and necessity of existing or suggested regulation, and develops proposals for the regulation of future challenges. Develops independent research skills including an ability to work in multidisciplinary groups and communicate findings to audiences from a range of disciplinary and jurisdictional backgrounds. 15
INFOGOV 706 Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation Focuses on information security strategies to address cybercrime. Includes analysis and critique of basic technological and managerial issues related to information security. Related regulations and standards will be also discussed. 15
INFOGOV 707 Dispute Resolution Techniques Addresses a range of appropriate dispute resolution mechanisms to address complaints. Techniques and best practice for facilitating negotiation of disputes through mediation including skills to assist dispute resolution. Explores negotiation theories, styles, strategies, tactics, and techniques. 15
INFOGOV 709 Access to Information Explores access to information from a global and national perspective. Critically evaluates individuals’ right to access to information. Examines the interrelationship between access to information, privacy and data governance. Addresses techniques and procedural rules to evaluate the validity of requests for access to information and grounds for refusal. 15
INFOGOV 710 Sectors and Information Governance Explores industry-specific information governance requirements. Critically evaluates information governance across public and private sectors. Examines key industry regulations including information governance in healthcare, marketing and insurance. Analyses the role of different regulators in the public sector that address information governance. 15

As a graduate of the PGCertInfoGov, you will gain the following key skills:

  • Demonstrate a specialist understanding of underpinning principles and concepts of privacy and information governance and be able to apply them to practice.
  • Identify, analyse, and synthesise issues and ideas related to information governance, and build logical and well-informed arguments
  • Frame and analyse information governance issues and propose logical courses of action that acknowledge contextual factors and concerned stakeholders.
  • Clearly communicate information-governance issues and ideas in appropriate styles and multiple formats and to demonstrate effective teamwork skills.
  • Work and think independently, showing self-directed learning and attending to professional and ethical considerations related to privacy and information governance.
  • Demonstrate respect and consideration of the values and principles underpinning Te Tiriti o Waitangi as well as of cultural diversity, equity, and sustainability in the context of privacy and information governance.

*Our programme Advisors will provide all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, course fees, examinations and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates as per the University Calendar. Please note that the programme fees are indicative and estimates only. Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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