Assessment and Evaluation for Adult and Tertiary Teaching

Course code ATT503

This online course introduces students to a range of contemporary assessment theories and practices to inform assessment design.  The focus on assessment includes examination of moderation principles and practices to enable equitable outcomes for all learners.  

Evaluation as a means of ensuring the ongoing effectiveness of programme planning and teaching for student learning is also explored.  

The primacy of relationships for adult teaching and learning is acknowledged throughout.

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.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Discuss contemporary assessment theories and practices for adult and tertiary teaching programmes.
  • Develop assessment activities to meet learning outcomes of an adult or tertiary teaching programme, drawing on contemporary assessment theories and practices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of moderation principles and practices for equitable learner outcomes.
  • Demonstrate understanding of evaluation aims and methods to establish effectiveness of adult teaching and learning.
  • Analyse and use evaluation data to inform teaching practice.


This course is 100% internally assessed

Course delivery

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.