Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Mammography

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc) in Mammography is designed for Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) seeking to provide high level expertise in breast imaging and potentially to contribute to national breast screening programmes. They will also be able to progress to further study in Medical Imaging.

The programme is driven by the needs of clinical services including Breast Screen Aotearoa requirements, and aims to improve patient care and service as graduates of the programme implement their knowledge and expertise within breast imaging.

For more information, please click here for a programme overview.

MRTB Approved

The PGCertHSc (Mammography) programme is approved by the Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB).


This specialisation is open to MRTs with an undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging (or an equivalent qualification) who are registered with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB). Students will need to be employed in an appropriate clinical role at a site approved by the University of Auckland in order to enrol in this programme of study. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain this position. A signed Clinical Training Position Agreement from your employer confirming that a sufficient number and range of examinations can be accessed is also required prior to admission.

This qualification is an MRTB approved pathway for:

  1. Radiation Therapists to practise in Mammography
  2. Return to work pathway for Medical Imaging Technologists to return to work in Mammography only. Please note this pathway must be approved by the Board before study is commenced.

Prospective students wishing to complete these pathways should contact mrt@medsci.co.nz for more information prior to commencing study.


Students are required to enrol in, and complete the following courses:

Duration and points value

Points required: 60
Time to complete: Within two years if enrolled part-time
Start semester: One or Two

The programme is designed to be completed part-time and primarily by distance learning.

New students, to ensure you enrol on time, please visit our step-by-step guide to applications, admission, and enrolment.

To apply for this programme click on the red APPLY NOW button.

Some courses will require a concession request to be submitted as per the following instructions:


Submitting a Concession Request

  1. Begin enrolling in the course (click here if this is your first time enrolling)
  2. Ignore validation error messages about the reason you need to apply for an enrolment concession.
  3. Some courses will require a concession request to be submitted as per the following instructions:
  4. Click the Concessions button under the error message. The ‘Apply for a concession page’ will appear.
  5. Select the course for which you want to apply for an enrolment concession.
  6. Click the Submit button. The ‘Concessions’ confirmation page will appear.
  7. You will receive an email once a decision has been made.

Important information

This programme has a total enrolment clause of 90 points. This is the maximum number of points you can enrol in (including failed or withdrawn courses) towards this programme.


Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the University's Calendar Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences or following flowchart.

For more information please contact:

Medical Imaging Clinical Liaison Team

Department of Anatomy with Radiology
School of Medical Sciences
Email: MIClinical@auckland.ac.nz