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Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)

Enhance your teaching skills and further your career.

Delivered through a blend of workshops, online activities and workplace support, this work-based programme focuses on applied teaching practice. Areas covered include group facilitation skills, questioning strategies, assessment and moderation, and learner-centred approaches suitable for diverse learner groups.

You'll be able to develop core teaching and learning facilitation skills appropriate to New Zealand adult and tertiary learning environments. Please note: you will need to be working in a post-secondary teaching environment with access to students, learning programmes and teaching opportunities.

Part-time up to 5 years.

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$700 - $2,780 per year
Valid To

NCEA Level 2

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

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

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • 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.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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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

After completing this programme you can further your study with a level 6 qualification in adult and tertiary teaching.

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

PART-TIME - 20 Weeks

Enhance your teaching skills and further your career.

Type Certificate
Code NZ2993
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date NULL
Credits 60
Level 5
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2993-STRU

Fees for 2024

Domestic Fee
$700 - $2,780 per year
Valid To
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Additional Entry Requirements

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

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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