Micro-credential, NZQA Level 8 (Postgraduate)

6 Credits

Start Dates
Course Fees
Domestic $384.00 NZD
Admission Requirements

Refer to Entry Criteria below

Portfolio Requirements


Study Options

Study online
7 Weeks
Weekly 2.5 hour workshop
Thursday evenings
(from 5.30pm)
Part time
Study around your work
Online & Live
Flexible and interactive


Aim, content and outcomes

Essential upskilling for working professionals, leaders and managers from all industries and sectors looking to dynamically respond to, and thrive in, a rapidly changing, complex and increasingly uncertain world.

  • Learn from industry guest speakers
  • Collaborate with like-minded professionals
  • Develop a strategic roadmap for adopting an agile mindset and culture for your organisation

Having an agile mindset – for both an individual and an organisation – is about 'being' agile rather than simply 'doing' agile. As a human-centred approach, Agile emphasises people and their interactions, collaboration, openness to new possibilities and opportunities, and dynamically responding to change and uncertainty. This requires a commitment to continuous (iterative) improvement and growth.

As well as being introduced to specific agile development methodologies – such as Scrum and Kanban – you critically evaluate the suitability of adopting agile approaches, mindsets, cultures and leadership across projects, teams and organisations as a way of fostering creativity and innovation. More specifically, you examine your current organisational culture and develop a strategic roadmap for adopting an agile mindset for yourself and your organisation.

In this Agile Mindset micro-credential you will develop

  • The ability to analyse and evaluate the methodologies and benefits of Agile Mindset project management and organisational culture
  • an Agile Mindset Strategy and rationale

Successfully complete this micro-credential and you can transfer these 6 credits towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Transformation* at Media Design School (*subject to meeting programme entry criteria).

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Entry Requirements

This is a Level 8 micro-credential on the NZQCF, equivalent to Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level study.

You will need: 

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent level qualification,  OR 
  • Equivalent and relevant professional experience that demonstrates ability to perform in the micro-credential and commit to achieving its outcomes

All entry applications are assessed by the Programme Director and a personal interview may be requested if necessary.

International students will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete this micro-credential: Academic IELTS 6.5 (minimum with no bands less than 6.0), or a minimum TOEFL score of 100, with minimum sub-scores of 25 (or equivalent qualification, if English is not your first language).

How to apply

Click on Apply and complete the application form.

Attach the following documents:

  • Proof of ID and
  • Proof of bachelor’s degree or equivalent OR
  • Proof of equivalent and relevant professional experience eg CV, pay slips, references

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