Introduction to Adult and Tertiary Teaching

Course code ATT501

This online course introduces learners to a range of values-based frameworks, adult teaching and learning theories and the New Zealand learning progressions for embedded adult literacy and numeracy programme design. The impact of social, political and historical contexts, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi, are considered in relation to these frameworks and designing programmes for adult and tertiary teaching.  The primacy of relationships for adult teaching and learning is acknowledged.

Fee free offer

Courses offered under NZ2993 New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) are currently fee free. Check out the Fee free offer tab on the qualification web page for information.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Online only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,100 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Admission requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 


This course is 100% internally assessed.