You can help others learn!
Have you spent years learning your trade? Are you now ready to pass on your knowledge to others? The New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching will help you to gain the skills to share your knowledge and experience. If it’s a love of teaching, a passion for your trade or a need to help others achieve success, this qualification will give you the tools to help you achieve your goal.
Who is this for?
If you aspire to or in a career in adult and tertiary teaching or training, this is a fantastic qualification to set you on your teaching career path.
To complete the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) you are required to complete the following courses:
If an individual course is of interest – it is possible to complete a course and not a full qualification. To find out the best study pathway for you, speak with one of our enrolment coordinators today – call 0800 328 269 or complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Benefits to you
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
- Design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a variety of contexts
- Create and sustain a learner-centred teaching environment that respects learners’ mana and diverse backgrounds, and the wider educational and societal context
- Select and apply facilitation and teaching strategies appropriate to diverse learners
- Enhance learning through the application of assessment and moderation practices
- Critically evaluate and reflect on own professional practice and explore options to improve it.
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as:
- Vocational or workplace educator and trainer
- Academic staff member/tutor.
How will I learn?
You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.
How long will it take?
This qualification is made up of four courses. Courses are delivered over 10 to 14 weeks depending on the specific course. To complete a course over this time period you must be prepared to devote approximately 15 hours a week to study. Depending on your previous academic online experience and course level this may vary to a certain degree.
Career and study pathways
Graduates of this qualification could go on to secure a role as a workplace educator and trainer or as a tutor. They may also undertake further study towards level 6 and above qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching.
NCEA Level 2.
If you wish to study the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) you will need to have access to a group of at least 6 learners in order to complete your course activities and required assessments. These graded assessments contribute towards your overall grade, so if you do not have access to a group of students, you will be unable to successfully complete the course. You can learn more about the assessment requirements on each of the individual course pages.
You must also be working with learners in a post‐secondary environment and must meet the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.
Even if you don’t have the necessary qualifications you may still be approved for entry if you can show you have the literacy and numeracy skills needed for tertiary study through other study, work and/or life experience. Please us for more information.
If English is not your first language you may be required to show that your English language skills meet IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest) or English Proficiency Outcomes Chart equivalent.
If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, us for an assessment.
Students with NCEA Level 3 University Entrance are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
Student loans and allowances
Courses and qualifications through TANZ eCampus are eligible for student loan and allowance support conditional that the student and level of study meet certain criteria. Student loans and allowances are administered through Studylink. Visit for more information or phone TANZ eCampus on 0800 328 269 and we can point you in the right direction.
TANZ eCampus is offered by seven of New Zealand’s major tertiary providers including:
All qualifications will be awarded by one of these providers. Courses completed through TANZ eCampus are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Graduates may attend the graduation ceremony of the relevant tertiary partner and will receive a parchment from the institute at which they enrolled.