The Postgraduate Certificate in
Human Potential for the Digital Economy.

Big questions need
big answers.

You don’t want to be caught up in change, you want to affect it.


You see potential for reinvention in your workplace, your community or your country that results in a better future.


You want to play a strategic role in creating a future that balances social and environmental needs.


You recognise you need new leadership skills to support your team through a transformational shift.


You want to work in a role that’s on the leading edge of technology and the new business paradigm.


Move yourself into the driving seat and lead change for a positive future with the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Potential for the Digital Economy.

What will I learn?

  • Develop deeper knowledge about the forces shaping our work and lives, in a global and NZ context; 

  • Understand the convergence of technology and the rise of cross-disciplinary roles;  

  • Understand how to use insight and foresight for planning and to create a new lens to the world;

  • Develop innovative digital solutions and strategies for the workplace; ​


  • Lead and implement change initiatives that respond to contemporary challenge. 

  • ​​Develop tools and techniques that can be applied to solve complex problems; 

  • Manage and curate your personal career journey.

Course information


Part-time: 32 weeks

Phase 1

1 evening per week at The Lab (Wednesdays 4pm - 8pm) + 12 hrs/week independent study


Phase 2

16 hrs/week self-directed study. 2 workshops and + 3 presentations held onsite. 


Next start dates

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020


Onsite component – Newmarket, Auckland.


Programme type

Postgraduate, Level 8, 60 credits.


Places available

Max 50 candidates per intake

Our Postgraduate Certificate is split into two key phases.

16 weeks

Sense and synthesise

Introduction to and immersion in disruptive technology, creative systems thinking, evaluation,  properties of change and embedding learning in the context of Kaupapa Maori values. 

  • Wednesday evening 4pm - 8pm at the Lab

  • 12 hours/week independent study

16 weeks

Analyse and Develop



Build on knowledge and competency gained in Phase 1 to explore strategies 


Assessments, reports and a case study provide the opportunity to explore impact in the digital economy and the potential to thrive in complex and constantly evolving environments.


  • 16 hours/week independent study

  • 5 Lab sessions (workshops/presentations)

  • 1 full day symposium held on a weekend

  • Weekly virtual sessions; choose one of:

 - Tuesday 8am - 9am

 - Wednesday 12pm - 1pm

 - Thursday 4pm - 5pm

Fees and requirements

Domestic only

2020 fees: $5,980* (incl. GST)

Student Loans

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

Contact us for more information.

Key dates

Programme start dates
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Entry Requirements

​Designed for professionals, but suitable for anyone looking to drive positive change. 

  • We value industry and real-world experience as highly as an academic record. You'll need to  provide a personal statement of intent - you can do this via letter or video.

  • A recognised bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years' work experience OR equivalent professional experience.​​


  • Qualify as domestic student (NZ and Australian citizens and permanent residents).

*Applications received on or before the early bird cut off date receive a 10% discount. See dates above.

Where could this programme take you?

On a journey of discovery, curiosity, joy and impact.

We created this course with the journey rather than a fixed destination in mind.  Its purpose is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead culturally-responsive and future-focused initiatives  in increasingly complex, ambiguous and technologically-advanced environments. The secret is to understand global and societal shifts, digitalisation, innovation and what makes you hum and then use all your knowledge, talent and technical confidence to make that hum resonate with as many others as possible.

This programme is NZQA-approved, level 8, 60 credits. It can also be a stepping stone to further postgraduate study. In particular, eligible candidates can cross-credit 30 credits of this postgraduate qualification to the first two courses of our Master of Technological Futures.  


The possibilities are endless.


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Auckland 1023

New Zealand


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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 studying the Master of Technological Futures are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.