Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 4)
This programme is designed for those engaged in adult and tertiary teaching or training. Students will learn the foundation knowledge, skills and attributes required for starting out in an adult and tertiary teaching or training career, including how to engage learners and create fun and inclusive learning environments.
Student learning is blended - they will learn both online and through face-to-face learning experiences. This enables students' flexibility to complete the programme while they work, and enables them to contextualise learning and assessments to their role and workplace.
This programme is delivered over 12 months, with a flipped classroom model. Students will learn content at home prior to class (online), and then use class time to explore, apply, or critique what they've learned. The total study time (up to 400 hours) includes four face-to-face sessions, with the remaining hours of learning completed online, in a student's own time. This equates to approximately nine hours of study per week.
To be successful in this programme, and to meet assessment requirements students must be able to facilitate training sessions with a group of at least three adult learners. Access to a computer and reliable internet is essential to complete pre-course activities and manage self-directed study. To enable maximum application of skills and knowledge back into a student's role and workplace, having the full support of their manager for the duration of the programme is encouraged.
Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as industry or workplace trainer or community educator.
Graduates may undertake further study towards Level 5 qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching.
Candidates must be in employment and consistently involved in adult training as part of their role, with access to 3-6 adult learners in their workplace or in a community based organisation.
General academic admission
Candidates are required to have:
- 24 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above; and
- 10 Literacy credits at NCEA Level 1 or above (5 credits each in reading and writing); and
- 10 Numeracy credits at NCEA Level 1 or above; or
- A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 2 or above; or
Domestic applicants aged 20 years, or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable likelihood of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.
Domestic candidates aged under 20 years who have not met the entry requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for Provisional Entry. Provisional entry will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.
English language requirements
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.
Your first day
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What you will need
How to find your way around
Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai
Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.
Paying for your study
Course related costs
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
- Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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