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FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education
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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Educational Facilitation (Level 7)

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


40 weeks

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The objective of this programme is to provide experienced teachers, educators, advisors, trainers or people developers with the research and practice-based knowledge and capabilities to be able to provide advanced professional level adult educational facilitation and coaching services. Capabilities developed optimise and accelerate learning achievements, quality and other outcomes in tertiary-higher or business development, learning, training, capability, education contexts.


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


Programme content includes examination of current adult learning theories, approaches and practices, facilitation, assessment and moderation micro to macro level educational planning, learn to conduct consultations and engage with stakeholders, analyse their own communication and advanced facilitation practice in reflective cycles and undertake a major applied research project to further develop their advanced educational facilitation and professional learning leadership capabilities to international standards.

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


Professional tertiary-higher education or business sector adult educator, facilitator, teacher, lecturer, trainer, people developer, moderator, learning and development leader, mentor, coach, learning advisor, capability developer, facilitative leader and manager.

Entry criteria

Applicants must hold a formal level 5 or above 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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