New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Teacher Education: Tertiary


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Entry requirements

Credit transfer

Some providers will want to design programmes that include both Adult and Tertiary Teaching and Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education qualifications. There are opportunities for credit transfer between the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) [Ref: 2993], and the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5) [Ref: 2754] or the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator) (Level 5) [Ref: 2755] as there are both a common outcome and common literacy and numeracy elements.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for individuals aspiring to or in a career in adult and tertiary teaching or training, including vocational education and training.

It is intended for those who already have a qualification or equivalent experience in their primary discipline e.g. a trade. It represents the base level qualification for a professional adult and tertiary teaching practitioner.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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