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New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake 1: 28 January 2019 to 24 May 2019 - Applications Close 07 January 2019

Intake 2: 25 March 2019 to 19 July 2019 - Applications Close 04 March 2019

Intake 3: 10 June 2019 to 04 October 2019 - Applications Close 20 May 2019

Intake 4: 05 August 2019 to 29 November 2019 - Applications Close 15 July 2019

Duration:

17 weeks full-time

Up to two years part-time

Intakes are 17 weeks in long

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 60

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a familiar context
  • Use learner-centred teaching strategies that respect learners; mana and diverse backgrounds
  • Select and apply facilitation, teaching and learning strategies in familiar contexts, using resources and technologies to meet specific outcomes
  • Use assessment and moderation processes
  • Seek and respond to feedback from learners and other stakeholders to improve learner outcomes in candidate's own context

Compulsory Units

7110 Critically evaluate and improve own professional knowledge and practice in adult education and training (8 credits)
Requires students to be in a classroom or teaching environment
People credited with this unit standard are able to critically evaluate own professional knowledge and practice, and plan and use strategies to improve it.

7097 Facilitate interactive learning sessions for adult learners (10 credits)
Requires students to be in a classroom or teaching environment
People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to facilitate, facilitate, and review interactive learning sessions for adult learners.

7093 Plan for delivery of learning sessions for adults (10 credits)
People credited with this unit standard are able to identify learning outcomes and select content in order to plan learning sessions for delivery to adults.

7100 Manage learning events for adult education and training (8 credits)
Requires students to be in a classroom or teaching environment
People credited with this unit standard are able to plan, organise, and review learning events. This unit standard is relevant to staff within organisations providing adult education and training.  It applies both to organisations for which the provision of adult education and training is the core business activity and to organisations where education and training support the core business activity.

11551 Quality assure assessment (10 credits)
Requires students to be in a classroom or teaching environment
People credited with this unit standard are able to quality assure assessment materials and assessor decisions.

Choose a minimum of 14 credits from the following:     

20469 Evaluate adult learning sessions (5 credits)
Requires students to be in a classroom or teaching environment
People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of learning session evaluation aims and methods; prepare for the evaluation of adult learning sessions; implement and analyse learning session evaluations; and review the evaluation process.

11552 Design and evaluate assessment materials (10 credits)
Requires students to be in a classroom or teaching environment
People credited with this unit standard are able to design and evaluate assessment materials.

7091 Establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults in New Zealand's cultural setting (4 credits)
People credited with this unit standard are able to identify diverse cultural needs in a New Zealand learning environment, and establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults. This unit standard is for people wishing to teach or train adults in New Zealand.

26009 Establish a culturally safe and inclusive multi-cultural learning environment for adults (3 credits)
People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify diverse cultural needs for a multicultural learning environment; and establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults. This unit standard is for people wishing to teach or train adults in an environment outside New Zealand.

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course, so there are no tuition fees as long as you are a New Zealand citizen, resident/permanent resident (residing in NZ), BUT there is a student direct material cost per credit of study undertaken, plus a non-refundable administration cost of $50.00 for each application processed, and the required textbook/s listed below. You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to retain your Zero Fees Scheme entitlement.

Zero Fees Scheme; applies to NZ citizens and residents/permanent residents (residing in NZ). 2019 Cost (NZ$) $7.00 per credit + admin coat of $50.00 per application (e.g. $700.00 for 100 credit course) - includes GST

International Students - $100.00 per credit

Payments must be paid by the due date shown on the invoice.

Withdrawals & Transfers

  • Early withdrawals - within the first week of the intake starting are entitled to a full refund of the Student Direct Material Costs but not the non-refundable administration fee of $50.
  • Withdrawals have to be requested within 75% of the intake, withdrawals after the early withdrawal date are not eligible for a refund.
  • Transfer requests have to be within the first two weeks of the intake starting and will incur a $50 transfer fee. Transfers can only occur to a subsequence intake within the same calendar year.

All SIT2LRN courses are approved by Studylink. Any queries regarding Studylink allowances, loans, and terms and conditions should be made directly to Studylink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nz

Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the adult and tertiary teaching sector.

Provides a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in adult and tertiary teaching.

Produces dedicated, professional practitioners who hold a qualification which is well regarded by employers in the adult and tertiary teaching sector.

All Applicants

Applicants for this programme of study must have access to adult (e.g. over the age of 18) learners in order to enable them to undertake learning and reflection in an authentic setting.

School Leavers:

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 3.

Applicants over 20 years

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 3 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.

Language Requirement

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, 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 an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
  • Cambridge English Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • NZCEL - Level 4 with Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 42)
  • City and Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 42

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  2. Hold a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  4. Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

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 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 approval from my employer/organisation/a tertiary education provider to access adults for teaching, assessment, and evaluation purposes for the duration of my studies.
  • 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 and a non-refundable administration cost. The administration cost 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 above.

  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 Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5), 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 Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5) full-time over six months or part-time over two years.

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

This qualification leads to further study in the New Zealand Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)

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. Assessments posted to the facilitator will not be returned and will be destroyed after 12 months.

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