New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)

Qualification code NZ2993

If you’re employed as an adult educator in an academic or workplace setting, this base qualification will build on your knowledge and skills so that you become proficient in your field of work and can promote equitable outcomes for adult learners. Once you’ve achieved the qualification you may be interested in studying towards the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) or The Open Polytechnic Certificate in Designing and Facilitating e-Learning

Fee free offer

We are currently offering this qualification fee free. 

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For more information view the brochure below or request a brochure to be sent to you. If you have any questions please contact us.


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New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (173 KB PDF)

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

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will be able to:

  • design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a variety of contexts
  • select and apply facilitation and teaching strategies for diverse learners
  • enhance learning through assessment and moderation, informed by contemporary research
  • evaluate to improve student learning and programme outcomes.

Employment pathways

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as:

  • vocational or workplace educator and trainer
  • academic staff member/tutor

Graduates will have broad applied knowledge, skills and attributes required for a proficient adult and tertiary educator.

Academic pathways

Graduates of this programme will be able to undertake further study towards Level 6 and above qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching.

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.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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