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New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

17 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jan 2023

Campus

Southern Institute of Technology

Summary

Progress your career in adult and tertiary teaching with the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5). Learn the skills and strategies needed to educate adults and become a qualified educator, trainer or tutor.

This qualification is great for individuals aspiring to or in a career in adult and tertiary teaching or training, including vocational education and training.

You will learn to:

  • Design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a familiar context
  • Use learner-centred teaching strategies that respect learners’ mana and diverse backgrounds
  • Select and apply facilitation, teaching and learning strategies in familiar contexts, using resources and technologies to meet specific outcomes
  • Use assessment and moderation processes
  • Seek and respond to feedback from learners and other stakeholders to improve learner outcomes in candidate's own context

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge for rules such as:

  • Vocational or workplace educator and trainer
  • Academic staff member/tutor

or undertake further study towards Level 6 and above qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching.

Many graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) go on to further, more advanced study in adult and tertiary teaching, however some recent graduates have gained employment in educational roles based around their previous industries.

Satisfactory Completion

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) full-time over six months or part-time over two years.

Qualification Pathways

This qualification leads to further study in the New Zealand Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)

Entry criteria

Applicants for this programme of study must have access to adult (e.g. over the age of 18) learners in order to enable them to undertake learning and reflection in an authentic setting.

School Leavers: Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 3 or equivalent.

Applicants over 20 years

  • Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

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