Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching (Curriculum) (Level 7)

Qualification code OP7611

You will inspire your students to learn more about science with the confidence and skills that you gain in this programme. You will learn how to teach the science curriculum in fun and practical ways within the classroom so that students are enthusiastic about science. The course material is also appropriate if you are a lower secondary school (Year 9 and 10) teacher. This distance learning programme enables you to apply your new skills straight to the classroom without putting your teaching career on hold.

Fee Free Offer

We are currently offering this qualification fee free. Please refer to the Fee free offer tab below to read the criteria and Terms and Conditions.

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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Graduate Certificate in Primary Science Teaching Curriculum (214 KB PDF)

  • Level 7  
    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

    *This qualification is currently being offered fee-free. The standard tuition fee for the full programme is $2,190 (based on 2015 fees). Administration fee applies, refer to the fee free offer tab.

  • Student loan

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

The suggested study plan below shows you the order in which you could study your courses and how long it would take to complete this qualification if you study 1, 2 or 3 courses per Trimester*. If this is your first enrolment we recommend you enrol in one course per trimester to start with.

Study support from our Student Advisors

Our Student Advisors are here to help you plan your study journey. They can help you make the right choices for your study, help you to plan your study load to ensure you can fit your study around your existing commitments, and show you how you can pathway from a certificate to a diploma, then onto a degree.

If you're a new student, get in touch with us before you enrol to make sure you're enrolling in the right courses to achieve your study goals. If you're already studying with us, we can help you complete your studies quicker - or help you on the way to your next qualification.

For help planning your study, contact
a Student Advisor on:
  freephone 0508 650 200
  or email customerservices@openpolytechnic.ac.nz