Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkaitahi Pouako Kura Matatini
Code WR2862
Level 5
Credits 60
Duration 2 years
Domestic student fee $2,976* (per year)
IntakesFebruary, March, September
Study options Part-time
1-2 years part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.

Programme aim

This certificate enables graduates to function effectively in the tertiary education sector. Students will develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to responsibly oversee the teaching, pastoral, collegial and administrative issues they encounter. Their approach to the workplace challenges will involve critical thinking, analysis of issues and the determination of relevance consistent with the values of the workplace.

Award information

To achieve the award of the Certificate in Tertiary Teaching students must pass a total of 60 compulsory credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply adult learning theory and educational models;
  • deliver meaningful and relevant courses, reflect on and improve their own teaching practice;
  • create and maintain an environment that responds appropriately to the diverse learning needs of their students;
  • recognise and provide an environment that enhances Te Ao Māori; and
  • respond to the unique learning needs of Māori students.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Course details
ADLT.5001 Adult Teaching – Principles and Strategies
The aim of this course is to develop students who will understand the dimensions of tertiary teaching and apply teaching skills in a supervised context.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2, May, September, October
ADLT.5002 Tertiary Teaching Theory and Practice
The aim of this course is to develop students who will be able to choose delivery methods which align with and reflect on adult learning theory.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
ADLT.5003 Tools for Tertiary Teaching
The aim of this course is to develop students who will be able to apply a range of tools to their teaching practice.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2
ADLT.5004 The Reflective Practitioner
The aim of this course is to develop students who will demonstrate effective teaching delivery and reflection in a tertiary environment.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1, Semester 2


*Course cost: Standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the International Programmes and Tuition Fees information page.

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017