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

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

If you’re employed as an adult educator in an academic or workplace setting, this qualification will build on your knowledge and skills so that you become proficient in your field of work, promote equitable outcomes for adult learners and help shape the next generation of learners.

This one-year part time qualification involves x3 20 credit courses (see below) and is completed through blended learning; a mix of online and face to face sessions. Each course contains two assignments. Enrol in the first course, complete and submit assessments online, then apply for the next course.

There is a two-day interactive tutorial session to start you off with each module, followed by fortnightly tutorial sessions and classroom visits thereafter, to support you.  

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Course Outlines

Entry Requirements

  • You need access to a minimum of six adult learners that you are teaching or training in specific knowledge and/or skills.

Further Study Options

 This qualification will prepare you for a career in adult and vocational tertiary teaching and training.

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WITT.

From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.

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