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Postgraduate Certificate for Human Potential for the Digital Economy

Rethink, recalibrate, react.
Discover what it’s all about:
Next intakes:

Cohort 3 Commences - 4 May 2021

The world is changing, find your potential in it.

The way we do business, how we run our economics and how we live in our societies is shifting. Tilt your perspective and get the new knowledge needed to be a part of the future of work.


Rethink, recalibrate and react with the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy.

An immersive 32-week programme designed to help you identify how digital technologies are transforming business models and challenging what ‘value’ means.

Next Intakes

Cohort 3 commences

4 May 2021

Application close date

Cohort 3

27 April 2021

Scholarship application deadline

Cohort 3


Earlybird application deadline

Cohort 3


Blended Learning
16-20hrs per week

Blended learning:  2 hour weekly live online sessions Tuesday's 4-6pm (All weeks, except when there is a full-day workshop) and four full-day face-to-face workshops on Monday's (please see Programme Handbook for programme calendar).

Human Potential (Cohort 3) 

If you would like to drop in to Tech Futures Lab to have a chat with our Programme Lead about the upcoming intake in May you can contact us here to schedule a time.

Coffee Chat
”Digitisation does not make business less human, it scales up business to reach more humans”

Kate Bruce – PG Cert Human Potential for the Digital Economy graduate

An investment in yourself

This programme will give you understanding and perspective on where you sit in our disruptive, technology-led world. Experience, combined with foresight, results in long term sustainable outcomes.


$5,980 (incl. GST)

Domestic students only.

Studylink Student Loans are available. Depending on your study history, you may also be eligible for the Government’s Fees Free scheme.

Māori & Pacific Scholarships available

We have a total of four scholarships available on this programme for 50% off the full tuition fees:
Two Tangata Whenua Scholarships – For learners who identify as Māori.

Two Pacific Ako Scholarships – For learners who identify as Pacific Island descendants.

Travel Scholarships also available

The 2021 Travel Scholarship is intended to support students from outside of Auckland (North of Whangarei, South of Waikato region and South Island) to study the Human Potential for the Digital Economy postgraduate certificate. View our available Scholarships here.

Early Bird Discount

25% off the full fees.
To receive the Early Bird Discount, applications to the programme must be received by: 

Cohort 3



A recognised qualification to make a difference

An NZQA- accredited qualification postgraduate programme, level 8 (60 credits).
Tech Futures Lab candidates enrol with our sister company, The Mind Lab, which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.The Mind Lab is an NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. 

Read the education handbook

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How to apply

Take the first step forward to your future and apply to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential with us.

2. Get your documents in order.

Time required: this ones up to you, really depends on your archival approach.
You’ll need photos or scans of the following:

  • Proof of your citizenship or NZ residency i.e. passport, birth certificate or citizenship certificate
  • Your current CV or LinkedIn URL
  • Evidence of your academic record or relevant work or community experience i.e.Official academic record, written reference from a manager/ client, any original work or content you have created e.g. website, portfolio, report.

3. Set up an Enrolment account with Tech Futures Lab.

Time required: Less than 5mins

  • This account is attached to any enrolments you choose to make with Tech Futures Lab, now and in the future.

4. Complete your enrolment application details and upload the required documents.

Time required: 10-20mins

  • You’ll breeze through this if you have all your documentation at the ready

5. Accept our offer of place on the programme.

Time required: 5mins

  • Following the meeting and a review of your documentation, if you meet the entry criteria, we’ll send you an email with an offer of place on the programme. You will need to accept this within a week.

6. Settle your fees account.

Time required: varies depending on your payment method.

  • Accounts do need to be settled before the programme commences.
  • If you’re applying for a scholarship, we’ll get in touch to discuss next steps.

1. Check your eligibility.

To be admitted to the PGC-HPDE, all applicants must:

Have a recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification or higher; AND a minimum of two years’ work experience in a field impacted by the Digital Economy;


Have at least four years professional experience in a relevant industry or community demonstrating equivalence or higher to the qualification stated above.

What’s next?

Sometimes to find what truly matters to you and your future, you need to talk it out.

We’re here to help.

Get in touch

Learn more.

Download our info pack


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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates who are studying on a programme delivered by Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab.