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Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Bachelor's Degree in any field. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

For more information on compulsory student services fess, loans and allowances.

Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

Enhance your tertiary teaching practice and extend your career opportunities.

Designed for practicing tertiary educators, this programme will enable you to create learning environments that enhance learning and empower learners.

You will gain group facilitation skills, questioning strategies and learn how to use evidence-based principles and practices to design, facilitate, assess and evaluate learning.

You'll develop skills for using an inquiry process for continual improvement in your teaching practice, develop collegiality in your work environment and explore learning theories and models to inform your teaching practice and philosophy. The emphasis is on achieving the best possible synergies between the dual roles of educator and industry professional. Please note: You will need to be working in a tertiary or adult teaching environment with access to students, learning programmes and teaching opportunities.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • A bachelor's degree.

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for study at this level may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry.

Additional requirements
  • All participants must be working with learners in a post-secondary environment.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.5

READING

6.5

WRITING

6.5

LISTENING

6.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: CH4057
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: Throughout the year
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: TBA
International: TBA
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street Campus, Online
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • an Admission and Enrolment Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This qualification will enable you to work as a tutor, teacher, lecturer in tertiary teaching and learning environments. You will also possess the skills to take on education leadership roles, or course and curriculum design roles.

Study pathways

Following successful completion of this qualification you can undertake further post-graduate study.