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FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education
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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Curriculum Design and Academic Leadership (Level 7)

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

60 weeks

Next start date

Expected

Summary

The objective of this programme is to develop professional level academic-learning, training, development or capability leaders for higher- tertiary education, business or not for profit sectors. Graduates achieve highly specialised postgraduate level higher associative and critical thinking and evaluative capabilities.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT?

Learners in this programme will enjoy interactive practice-based sessions, visits to education and business institutions and organisations, talks and discussions with experienced academic, learning, training and development leaders and employers, tutorials, valuable assessment tasks and one-tone coaching to achieve the complex professional leadership programme graduate profile.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Programme content includes current adult learning theories, approaches and practices, advanced facilitation, assessment, moderation, micro to macro level educational and learning planning, curriculum design project management, business, approaches, leadership, quality, evaluation, continuous improvement, philosophy, theory and conceptual frameworks, research and ethics and leadership capabilities, professional and ethical conduct standards.

Some papers will be conducted on a part-time and in block mode, please refer the institution website for more details.

LEADS TO EMPLOYMENT IN THE HIGHER TERTIARY AND BUSINESS SECTORS AS…

Professional tertiary-higher education or business sector as a moderator, curriculum designer, programme leader, learning advisor, academic advisor, quality manager, development manager, coaching, learning manager, capability manager, training manager, academic manager, learning manager, department or faculty head of department of learning centre mentor, supervisor, team leader or manager, academic institutions or organisational leader or director.

Entry criteria

Applicants must hold a formal teaching qualification (Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Teaching Diploma or Degree) or equivalent, and have at least 2 years teaching experience in a higher education or other setting.

All applicants will be required to submit an application form, current curriculum vitae and write a statement about their professional goals and rationale for seeking entry into the programme.

All learners wishing to enter the programme will undergo a conversation to discuss their interest in the programme.

Applicants without a formal adult teaching qualification may enter this programme post successful completion of a prescribed preliminary paper 100, Adult Learning Theories, Approaches and Practices.

Learners who have English as a second language must achieve IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 in a single test event or NZQA English language equivalent.

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