Certificate in Designing and Facilitating E-Learning (Level 5) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code OP5440

Learn about the future of e-learning with New Zealand’s specialist provider of online and distance learning. This programme is ideal if you work in education and training and would like to learn how to design blended learning packages and online courses. We are already delivering e-learning to the world and our expert e-learning tutors can help you get the very best out of this programme. You will study online in your own place and at your own pace to get a real taste of how good e-learning is for learners. You will also be supported as if you were in a classroom.

Programme Update

New Students

OP5440 Certificate in Designing and Facilitating E-Learning (Level 5) is now closed to new students.

You may be interested in our new programme, New Zealand Certificate in Education Technology (Advanced Practitioner) (Level 6)

Current Students

If you are already enrolled in OP5440 Certificate in Designing and Facilitating E-Learning (Level 5) with Open Polytechnic, you can continue to enrol in your next course to complete your qualification. 

To help you with planning your study, the following table shows you the remaining trimesters we will be offering the courses in your programme of study. You need to complete all three courses to be awarded your qualification.



Trimester 1, 2018

Trimester 2, 2018

Trimester 3, 2018

5901 Applying E-Learning Opportunities



5902 Facilitating E-Learning


5903 Developing an E-Learning Course


  • Level 5  
    Credits 60 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $2,190 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.

What you will learn

Once you have completed this qualification, you will:

  • know how to apply technology as part of good teaching practice
  • have improved skills and knowledge relating to designing and facilitating e-learning
  • have gained strategies to promote effective and engaging online learning experiences for adult learners
  • understand the challenges presented by e-learning online contexts.

Once completed you can credit these courses towards a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Applied Science. Contact us for more information.

Career Opportunities

Your additional skills and knowledge will enhance your career opportunities. This could include working as an instructional designer or as a tutor in an increasingly online environment. Opportunities include working for private training providers, industry training organisations, polytechnics or workplaces where training of adults in specific skills is taking place. This qualification will enable you to have an understanding of what best practice e-learning can look like in an online world.

Study Pathway

We also offer the New Zealand Certificate in Educational Technology (Level 6), the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) and the New Zealand Certificate in Assessment and Adult Literacy and Numeracy (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5).

All of these qualifications fit under a suite of qualifications suitable for anybody involved with facilitating adult leaning.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Assessment for this qualification is portfolio-based. To pass each course you must get at least 50% for each part of the portfolio assignments, which include team and individual tasks, and a 50% mark overall. There is no exam for this course.

Information about assessment

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