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NZCDI Graduate Certificate in Curriculum Design and Academic Management

House of Montrose Limited

Subject area

Education Studies

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a formal teaching qualification (Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Teaching Diploma or Degree) or equivalent, and have at least 2 years teaching experience in a higher education or other setting. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will also be required to have achieved Academic IELTS 6 or equivalent with no band score below 5.5 in one test event. All applicants will be required to submit an application form, current curriculum vitae and write a statement about their professional goals and rationale for seeking entry into the programme. All learners wishing to enter the programme will undergo a conversation to discuss their interest in the programme. Applicants without a formal adult teaching qualification may enter this programme post successful completion of a prescribed preliminary paper 100, Adult Learning Theories, Approaches and Practices.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The strategic purpose of this qualification is to provide the tertiary-higher, community and business sectors with specialised work-ready professional level curriculum designers and learning, training, development, capacity, education, academic managers. Recent developments in tertiary-higher education, community and business organisations require professionals who possess the practice and research-based capabilities to effectively improve the knowledge, skills and personal characteristics of those who work for or with them.
This qualification can be justified on the grounds it addresses new developments in quality standards, accreditation, auditing, self-assessment and evaluation nationally and internationally in diverse tertiary-higher, community and business organisations. The qualification is unique in providing capabilities identified by tertiary-higher education, community and business employers as essential for advancing curriculum designers and learning, training, development, capacity, education, academic managers, such as: advanced understandings of learning and development strategies, priorities and progressions, specific governance and learning related planning requirements, programme components, scoping, consultation and stakeholder engagement, current education-academic quality management systems, and specialist tertiary-higher education suited to diverse staff including those highly educated and experienced in their specific fields and disciplines.
The qualification is designed for mature learners with an interest and some experience of the learning-teaching sector who wish to move into a career as a specialised curriculum designer, and/or professional learning, training, development, capacity, education, academic sector manager. This qualification will contribute to the diverse national and international tertiary-higher, community and business sectors by increasing the effectiveness and quality of current learning, tertiary-higher education, community and business sectors by optimising the effectiveness of the learning that can be achieved. The benefactors of this qualification will be the tertiary-higher education and community and business sector organisations and their stakeholders.
Graduates of the programme will achieve a professional curriculum design and learning-academic manager capable of effectively developing and implementing learning programmes for diverse learners and tertiary-higher, community and business organisations to effect continuing improvements in learning outcomes.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Curriculum and Education Studies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 846 7446

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