New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6)

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New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6)

New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6)

New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6)

Develop the skills and knowledge to analyse learning design requirements and design and evaluate solutions for improving curriculum, teaching practice and learner outcomes through a focus on technology enhanced learning and teaching.

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Key Details
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
6
Credits:
60
Duration:

Up to three years part-time

Intakes are 19 weeks long

Study Modes:
Distance Learning
Dates:

2023 Intake 1: 23 January to 19 May - Applications Close 11 January

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme

  • No Tuition Fees
  • Direct Material Costs: $7.00 per credit (incl GST) (e.g., $700.00 for 100 credit course)

International Students

  • $100 per credit

This qualification is intended for educators and trainers in the adult and tertiary education sector who want to develop the skills and knowledge to analyse learning design requirements and design and evaluate solutions for improving curriculum, teaching practice and learner outcomes through a focus on technology enhanced learning and teaching.

You will learn to:

  • Analyse the learning design requirements of dynamic situations for application in an adult or tertiary education or training context.
  • Design pedagogically and culturally appropriate, and technology-enhanced learning solutions to meet a specified brief.
  • Evaluate factors that impact on learning design implementation and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with others to enhance the use of learning design in their practice.
Please note that this programme requires students to complete 60 hours of work-based learning. Therefore, you will require access to a training or education environment where you have the opportunity to design, implement and evaluate changes to the learning or assessment of adults

Due to the applied nature of this programme and sequential aims the papers need to be taken in order, therefore, full-time study cannot be undertaken. The qualification would normally be expected to be completed part-time over a maximum of three years.

LDP601 Foundations of learning design

This paper provides students with knowledge of learning theory and learning design methodologies and how these are applied in a New Zealand adult and tertiary education context. Students will be able to draw upon research and engage with data and key stakeholders to analyse the needs of adult learners across a range of learning modes.

LDP602 Design for learning

  • Pre-requisite: LDP601 Foundations of learning design

This paper exposes learners to a range of learning design technologies and practices, including accessibility tools and considerations. Students will engage in practical learning design tasks which can be applied in their context, justifying their design decisions. A core element of this paper is the embedding of Māori pedagogies and design for adult learners in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

LDP603 Evaluation and mentorship in learning design practice

  • Pre-requisite: LDP602 Design for learning

This paper empowers students to become learning leaders in their context, through the collaboration with colleagues to embed learning design into their teaching practice. Students will understand the role that evaluation and feedback play in the learning design process and for their ongoing professional learning.

Note: this paper includes a requirement for 60 hours of work-based learning.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to design learning solutions for educational, training, and community contexts.

They could be employed in a variety of roles in areas such as instructional design or programme/curriculum development in education organisations, businesses, voluntary or community organisations, or industry.

Education pathway

This qualification may build on other Level 5 or 6 Adult and Tertiary Teaching qualifications.

Achievement of this qualification may lead to other Level 6 Adult and Tertiary Teaching, Matauranga Māori qualifications, and graduate and postgraduate study.

Application Criteria:

As well as meeting the requirements below, it is recommended that applicants should have completed some prior learning in the adult and tertiary teaching field and be familiar with the concepts and theories of adult learning. 

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age and should hold the NCEA (Level 2) and/or relevant Level 5 qualification or equivalent skills and knowledge and demonstrate a keen interest in learning design.

Mature Applicants

Applicants of 20 years of age or over, at the time of programme entry, should demonstrate an interest and aptitude for learning design which demonstrate potential for success. Examples may include completion of a programme of study at Level 5 or above in a related discipline and/ or employment in a related field for 2 or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following: 

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A¬ level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years  preceding the proposed date of enrolment

Diploma at Level 6

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examination -B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic) 
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42 
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill 
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

All SIT2LRN courses require you to have a computer and internet access. Students are required to use their SIT webmail only for all SIT2LRN communications. All course materials and information, including assessments and due dates, are located on the online Blackboard system. Once you have been accepted into a programme you will receive an Important Information Booklet that includes information that you can use to familiarise yourself with our online Blackboard learning environment. From the intake start date you will have access to the online course materials to work through.

Facilitator Assistance: During the enrolled intake period, students have email access to their Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (weekdays only). All students are required, within the first two weeks of an intake, to send an email to their Facilitator confirming their start on the programme of study. Students who have not emailed their facilitator or embarked upon their course of study by the end of the 2nd week of an intake, will be Faculty Withdrawn from the programme. Such withdrawals may impact on future access to SIT Zero Fees Scheme and Student Direct Material Costs are still liable for payment.

Progress reports are sent out 6-8 weeks after the end of each intake.

We recommend students new to SIT2LRN read through the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website for further study and enrolment information.

Please use the following checklist to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide us with. Processing of your application will be delayed if we need to come back to you for missing information.

  • I have read all sections of the Programme Information on this page
  • I have read the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions section
  • I have met all admission criteria for the programme (found under Application Criteria)
  • I have met all the criteria for individual papers (found under Course Content).
  • I have selected the paper(s) I wish to study
  • I have selected intake(s) (I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes)
  • I know my intended payment method
  • If my organisation/company is paying for my studies, I have a completed and approved purchase order to attach to my online application. I am aware that should my organisation or company not pay my fees, these will become my responsibility.
  • I have completed and attached a cross credit form (If applying for a cross credit)
  • New students - I have provided an active NSN in the name I am enrolling in or I have verified ID and will attach it to my online application.
  • New students - I will attach academic documentation (NZQA record of achievement/academic transcripts/certificates). These do not need to be verified. (If you do not have any academic documentation to support your application, please attach a comprehensive CV outlining your education and work experience).
  • I confirm I have sourced all of the equipment required for my selected papers.
  • I have computer access, an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents e.g. Microsoft Word or Open Office

What is the Zero Fees Scheme?

The Zero Fees Scheme means we do not charge tuition fees. However, there is a Student Direct Material Cost that you need to pay. The Student Direct Material Cost gives you secure access to Blackboard our online learning environment and to student support services throughout your study with us.

Who qualifies for the Zero Fees Scheme?

  • A New Zealand citizen completing the full qualification or
  • An Australian citizen/New Zealand Resident or Permanent Resident who will be residing in New Zealand for the duration of your enrolment.

Instructions to help you with your application:

  1. Read the Programme Information on this page and the SIT2LRN Frequently Asked Questions and find out if you meet the application criteria for both the programme and the unit/s you wish to study.
  2. Check your eligibility for Zero Fees. If you are not eligible to study under this scheme, please call 0800 748 257 for further options.
  3. Complete your online enrolment checking that:

If you are a new student ...

  • Provide an active NSN number in the name you are enrolling in (contact NZQA on 0800 697 296 to get your NSN number if you do not know it)
  • If you do not have an active NSN, then attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling in
  • If you are a Resident or Permanent resident of NZ, please provide a copy of proof of residency;
  • Attach all academic documentation to support your application including copies of any certificates of courses you have undertaken / NZQA record of achievement / transcripts / CV

Attach supporting documents as required and outlined on the previous page.

  1. Please check that you have included all the required information and supporting documents. Your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide; Missing information will delay the processing of your application.
  2. Please scan and email all additional documentation to sit2lrn@sit.ac.nz

What happens next?

  • You will receive an automatic email confirmation when we receive your online application. Processing may take up to three weeks. However, we will get in touch with you sooner if we require further documentation.
  • Once your application has been accepted you will be sent a conditional offer of acceptance with an invoice and instructions on how to make payment.
  • Once we have received your payment (or if you have opted to pay by Credit Card, Student Loan or Purchase Order) you will be sent an Enrolment Confirmation Letter and Important Information Booklet. Closer to the start of the intake you will receive a Time To Get Started Letter which will give you all the necessary information, tools and guidance to start your study with us.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Learning Design (Level 6) part-time over a maximum of three years.

Please Note: Students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit SIT zero fees entitlement.

Assessments for this programme may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Open-book tests
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Design Journals
  • Discussion Activities

All requirements for assessment must be submitted by the advised time and date. Late assignments will not be accepted unless an extension has been requested.

For more information on required and recommended textbooks for this course please refer to the textbook list here

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study.

Please note that textbooks need to be ordered at least 3-4 weeks prior to the commencement of your study

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