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Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Graduate DiplomaFull time - one year, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code



$400 - $600 per course


Throughout the year





Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire


Christchurch - Madras Street Campus, Online


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

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

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.