New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)

 

Develop your career in adult and tertiary teaching with the New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6). Learn the skills and strategies needed for effective, responsive, and innovative management in the adult and tertiary education field.

 

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Key Details
SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time

Up to four years part-time (part-time study is recommended)

Intakes are 17 weeks long

Study Modes:
Distance Learning
Dates:

2022 Intake 4: 1 August to 25 November - Applications close 25 July 2022

2023 Intake 1: 23 January to 19 May - Applications close 16 January 2023

2023 Intake 2: 20 March to 14 July - Applications Close 13 March 2023

2023 Intake 3: 12 June to 6 October - Applications Close 5 June 2023

2023 Intake 4: 31 July to 24 November - Applications Close 24 July

Fees:

This programme is available for free from 1st June 2022 to 31 December 2022 under Zero Fees Scheme plus no direct material costs

International Students

  • $100 per credit

Develop your career in adult and tertiary teaching management with the New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6).

This qualification is for education practitioners aspiring to be, or in, a leadership role in adult and tertiary teaching or training. It represents an advanced qualification for a professional adult and tertiary teaching educator and provides a pathway to graduate and post-graduate qualifications.

You will learn to:

  • Design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in dynamic contexts
  • Promote teaching environments that give primacy to learners
  • Explore and implement facilitation and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners and contexts
  • Select and implement assessment and consistency management and processes
  • Undertake kaitiakitanga in an adult and tertiary teaching environment
  • Provide leadership and professional support to other practitioners working both within and across programmes
  • Analyse the educational environment and apply knowledge as a basis for influencing own and others’ decision-making, innovation and change 

A number of the ATT Diploma papers have a requirement where the student either needs to be teaching or have had teaching experience. There are no specific hours required but the student will need to reflect on their own practice or use it as a context for; ATT102, 104, 105, 107, 108 & 110

For the papers ATT101 and 103, the principles taught are theoretical and they cover best practice rather than current practice. Students will not need teaching experience or time for these papers. 

ATT100 Theoretical Principles of Adult Learning (6 credits)
This paper undertakes a critical analysis of selected theories and concepts of learning applicable to the adult learning experience, learning styles, motivation in adult education programmes, and workplace learning.

ATT101 Learning design for dynamic contexts (18 credits)
This paper provides learners with the critical knowledge and skills to undertake learning design which is adaptable and responsive to differing contexts and environments.

ATT102 Meeting the needs of diverse learners and contexts (15 credits)
This paper provides learners with the critical knowledge and skills to undertake learning design which is adaptable and responsive to differing contexts and environments.

ATT103 Culturally safe and inclusive adult learning environments in New Zealand (5 credits)
This paper provides learners with an understanding of a values-based educational environment in a New Zealand setting, which incorporates respect for the mana and diverse cultural backgrounds of learners.

ATT104 Manage adult learning events (10 credits)
This paper provides learners with skills and knowledge necessary for the successful planning and organisation of learning events, including reflection of learning event outcomes for future endeavours.

ATT105 Professional practice and leadership in adult learning (10 credits)
This paper provides learners with skills and knowledge necessary to implement effective leadership practices in the management of provision for adult learning opportunities.

ATT106 Leading and supporting other practitioners an adult learning environment (It is recommended that ATT106 be taken after, or in the same intake as, ATT105, but not before ATT105) (10 credits)
This paper provides learners with skills and knowledge necessary to implement effective leadership practices, which are underpinned by kaitiakitanga, in the provision for adult learning opportunities.

ATT107 Promote teaching environments that give primacy to learners (10 credits)
 
This paper provides learners with skills and knowledge necessary to promote adult learning environments which give primacy to the learners.

ATT108 Decision-making, innovation and change in the adult learning environment (10 credits)
 This paper enables learners to undertake critical reflection and analysis of own practice with regards to decision-making, innovation and change, evaluating different methodologies for implementation.

ATT109 Quality assurance in assessment of adult learning (15 credits)
This paper provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake quality assurance in assessment and to reflect upon effectiveness of quality assurance processes in own practice.

ATT110 Design and evaluation of assessment materials in adult learning (15 credits)
This paper provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and evaluate adult learning assessment materials in the context of stakeholder and organisational requirements and to implement processes for continuous improvement of assessment materials.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as:

  • Education programme leader
  • Lead teacher
  • Learning and development department manager
  • Strategic leader in education 

and/or undertake further study in adult education and tertiary teaching.

Mature Applicants

A qualification and/or equivalent work experience in a vocation or field in which they currently, or would like to, teach. Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 5 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one 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


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

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

Assessments for this programme typically include discussion board postings, written reports and preparation and delivery of learning sessions to adult learners. There are no exams for this programme.

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 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.

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 Facilitators, who endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours (week days 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 read the outline for all individual papers (found under Course Content)
  • I have selected the papers I wish to study in each intake(s), and I have selected alternate intakes rather than overlapping intakes (eg., Intakes 1 & 3 or 2 & 4 etc.)
  • 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 have computer access, an Internet connection and access to software to create electronic documents eg 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 administration fee is for processing your application and 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 - a copy of either your birth certificate AND (marriage certificate if applicable) or passport which has been stamped and signed by any one of the following:  JP, Barrister, Court Deputy Registrar, Member of Parliament, Land Transport NZ, Public Trust, member of the New Zealand Police, School Principal, Minister of Religion or GP.
  • 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 Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 6) full-time over one year or part-time over four years.

Please Note: Students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

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

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