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Certificate in Pacific Development

Key facts

    This programme is not currently accepting applications

Make a difference in your local community

As New Zealand’s Pasifika population increases, there is a need for community workers to gain a greater awareness of working with Pacific communities.

What is it like?

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

This programme provides some understanding of working effectively with Pacific peoples and communities, and an appreciation of Pacific nations within the developing world.

The certificate is an introductory course of study, designed to introduce you to Pacific cultures, values and traditions. You will also gain an understanding of some of the current issues faced by developing countries and by Pacific communities in the Pacific as well as in New Zealand.

Caters to all levels and a stepping stone to higher education

Whether you’re a community service worker looking to improve your cultural awareness, or a Pasifika student looking to ease into tertiary study, our entry-level Certificate in Pacific Development is an ideal choice.

Relevant to the culturally diverse nature of New Zealand

This course is designed for both Pasifika and non-Pasifika people providing academic grounding in Pacific worldviews, and exploring the issues often faced by Pasifika communities. Your understanding of self and others will be a significant asset for thriving in a multi-cultural world.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to help and work with Pacific peoples
  • Are interested in learning about different cultures


This course is designed for those wanting a better understanding of the Pacific peoples and communities for personal or professional interests.

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