National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 4) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code NC556401

This qualification is for people who are working in adult education and workplace training as a tutor or trainer. It allows flexibility to accommodate different work, personal and skill requirements.

Important information

This qualification is now closed to any new enrolments and has been replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5).
Existing students enrolled in this programme can continue to enrol into the courses under this programme to complete your National Certificate requirements at level 4 until April 2018 fee free.

This qualification is now fee free from June 2016 to all currently enrolled students and those who have previously been enrolled. The admin fee will still apply. For information about how to enrol in the fee free offer, check out the Choose courses tab below. Ensure you also read the Fee Free Offer tab.

Any students who would like to complete individual unit standards in the area of adult education and training can enrol under OP7304 Certificate of Proficiency.

  • Level 4  
    Credits 40 
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $1,250 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

Career Opportunities

Your additional skills and knowledge will enhance your career opportunities. Opportunities include working in a wide range of vocational tutoring roles in private training providers, industry training organisations, polytechnics or workplaces where training of adults in specific skills and disciplines is taking place.

Study Pathway

We also offer the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5), the New Zealand Certificate in Assessment Practice (Level 4) and the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5).

All of these fit under a suite of qualifications suitable for anyone involved in teaching or facilitating adult learners.

Key dates

Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

The learning materials contain activities that you can work your way through. There is one assessment task for each unit standard. This task includes written answers and also included verification in the form of a signed learner feedback sheets and observer/manager verification.

Information about assessment

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