Do you know your subject or discipline inside out and want to transfer that knowledge to other adults?
This flexible, online course gives you the skills you need to survive and thrive as a tertiary or adult teacher in the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Designed to fit around your existing work commitments, we’ll equip you with the latest teaching strategies and research to ensure your learners enjoy and engage in their learning. You'll be required to undertake real teaching activities to complete the assessment requirements for all four courses.
This course is delivered fully online via TANZ eCampus.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)
|Next intake||Flexible (TANZ eCampus) View more details|
14 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Each topic/paper requires approximately 15 hours per week of study time, and 10-14 weeks in total duration depending on the topics. You can enrol on more than one topic/paper at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week.
Part-time study available
Offered online or partly online
|Indicative Fees||$3,096 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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- vocational or workplace educator
- vocational or workplace trainer
- academic staff member or tutor
Topics you'll cover
This course has four compulsory topics. Learner Centred Practice must be completed first.
You are then able to enrol in either, or both of, the Teaching Approaches for Learner Success, or Assessment and Moderation topics, before finishing your study with Perspectives on Teaching and Learning.
Learner Centred Practice
- This topic focuses on valuing and working with learner diversity, adult learning theory and principles, planning your teaching as well as an introduction on how to embed literacy and numeracy skills. This topic must be completed first.
Teaching Approaches for Learner Success
- Teaching models and approaches will be further developed to enhance student engagement and success. You'll be able to identify, implement and evaluate teaching approaches appropriate for your learner profile and the context of your subject.
Assessment and Moderation
- This topic explores course design and models of assessment. You'll develop your own skills in writing valid assessment and also skills and knowledge to evaluate and improve assessment designed by your colleagues.
Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
- The final topic to be completed, this is where you reflect on your own philosophy of teaching and learning and the principles and perspectives which will guide your teaching practice.
|Indicative Fees||$3,096 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
- be able to carry out practicum requirements in an authentic teaching or training context, AND
- meet the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; or
Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.
English language requirements
Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
- 14 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Each topic/paper requires approximately 15 hours per week of study time, and 10-14 weeks in total duration depending on the topics. You can enrol on more than one topic/paper at a time, which will increase the amount of study required per week.
- Part-time study available
- Offered online or partly online
Further Study Options
Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)
- Bachelor of Teaching
- Graduate Diploma in Teaching
- Further postgraduate study in adult teaching