Certificate of Achievement

Teaching Practice (Level 7)

Qualification code OP7702

This online programme is the second part of the Teacher Education Refresh (TER) programme. This programme consists of two courses: 

  • EDU703 Effective Design for Learning 
  • EDU704 Teaching Practicum.


The TER is for teachers who are required by the Education Council to complete the four-course programme before regaining their Practising Certificate.

You MUST complete EDU701 Teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand and EDU702 Creating a Culture for Learning before you enrol in EDU703 Effective Design for Learning.

You must also complete EDU703 before you begin EDU704 Teaching Practicum.

Each course can be completed in up to 12 weeks. EDU704 Teaching Practicum includes a four week practicum, which must be completed within the 12 weeks of enrolment in the course. Teachers are required to negotiate their own practicum placement for EDU704 Teaching Practicum.

This programme is provided by the Open Polytechnic through a subcontracting agreement with CORE Education Ltd.

This programme is currently being offered FEE FREE.

The Ministry of Education is currently paying the student fee for enrolment in OP7701 Teaching as a Profession and OP7702 Teaching Practice. Please read the Fee Free Offer tab for more details.

  • Level 7  
    Credits 20 
  • Workload

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

  • Study type Open  
  • Cost $830 NZ Domestic

    This programme is currently being offered Fee Free. Read the information under the Fee Free Offer tab for more details.

  • 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.

About EDU704 Teaching Practicum
As part of EDU704 Teaching Practicum you must complete a four week practicum where you must teach at least 0.5 of a full time teaching load under the supervision of a fully registered teacher in a learning organisation.

You need to complete or be working on EDU703 Effective Design for Learning before you begin EDU704 Teaching Practicum and you MUST begin EDU704 Teaching Practicum at least three weeks before your four week practicum. All courses begin on the first Monday of each month so, for example, if your practicum is in early September, you must begin EDU704 at the beginning of August.

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

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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