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New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational or Workplace) (Level 5) - SIT2LRN Distance Learning

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake 1: 11 March 2019 to 31 May 2019 - Applications Close 18 February 2019

Intake 2: 06 May 2019 to 26 July 2019 - Applications Close 15 April 2019

Intake 3: 17 June 2019 to 06 September 2019 - Applications Close 27 May 2019

Intake 4: 12 August 2019 to 01 November 2019 - Applications Close 22 July 2019

Intake 5: 23 September 2019 to 13 December 2019 - Applications Close 02 September 2019

Duration:

12 weeks full-time

Up to two year part-time

Intakes are 12 weeks long

Location: SIT2LRN Distance Learning
Credits: 40

To provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in adult numeracy and literacy teaching.

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

Compulsory Units                                                                                                

29623 Design strategies to embed adult literacy and numeracy in the delivery of a training or education programme (10 credits)

29625 Use assessment to strengthen adult literacy and numeracy teaching and learning (10 credits)                                                                                                                          

Elective Set A:
Choose one unit, not already completed in Elective Set B, from:

7097 Facilitate interactive learning sessions for adult learners (10 credits)                

29628 Apply Māori and Pasifika frameworks to own adult literacy and numeracy teaching practice (10 credits)                                                                                                                         

Elective Set B:
Choose one unit, not already completed in Elective Set A, from:

29624 Plan and facilitate embedded adult literacy and numeracy skills development in a training or education programme (15 credits)  

29628 Apply Māori and Pasifika frameworks to own adult literacy and numeracy teaching practice (10 credits)

29632 Evaluate own adult literacy and numeracy practice and share with other professionals (10 credits)

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.  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 cost $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 cost 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 cost. Transfers can only occur to a subsequent 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.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Design embedded literacy and numeracy strategies to enhance learner outcomes in a vocational or workplace programme
  • Create and sustain a learner-centred teaching environment that respects learners’ mana and diverse backgrounds, and the wider educational and societal context, in order to facilitate quality learning
  • Embed literacy and numeracy teaching and learning in a vocational or workplace programme, with consideration of Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique context
  • Use assessment and evaluation as tools to enhance student learning and own teaching practice in embedded literacy and numeracy teaching

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.

Applicants under 20 years
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 Requirements

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 three 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 check list to ensure that all relevant information and documentation has been included. Remember, your application will be assessed based on the information that you provide.  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 an 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 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 fee. 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, attach a copy of your verified ID in the name you are enrolling under
  • 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 Adult Numeracy and Literacy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5) and be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 40 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy Education (Vocational/Workplace)  (Level 5) full-time over four months or part-time over two years

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

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