New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5).xml New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)

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New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)

CertificateVariable, part-time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code



$400 - $800per course


Throughout the year


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Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Madras Street Campus


Develop learners' literacy and numeracy within your vocational teaching context.

This programme is a professional learning course for practicing educators and meets TEC qualification requirements for educators working with foundation level learners. Delivered through a blend of workshops, online activities and workplace support, it focuses on applied teaching practice, enabling you to embed literacy and numeracy development activities into your vocational or workplace training programme. Please note: You will need to be working in a post-secondary 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 Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 40 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
  • 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 English and 36 credits NCEA Level 2.

    Pending approval by NZQA

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
  • Involvement in a tertiary or adult teaching environment with access to students, learning programmes and teaching opportunities

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.

    • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    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

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you can further your teaching career as a tutor, lecturer or learning facilitator in a tertiary or adult training setting.

Study pathways

Following the programme you can undertake further study towards level 5 and higher qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching.