Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)
NZQF Level 6

About the course

This qualification is in planning.

This qualification is for people working in the sport and recreation industry who undertake adult and tertiary teaching as part of their role. 

It is intended for people who already hold a qualification or equivalent experience in their primary discipline, and want to attain the base level qualification for a professional adult and tertiary teaching practitioner.

Adult and tertiary teachers are big believers in the potential of others. They employ a range of teaching strategies to help learners build their understanding. They have clear objectives for their teaching and they use assessment and moderation processes to ensure quality outcomes.

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a workplace within the sport and recreation industry.

Graduates will come out qualified to design and deliver learning that meets specific objectives, in a range of contexts.

What's involved? - This 60-credit qualification covers:

  • Designing for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a variety of contexts
  • Creating and sustaining a learner-centred teaching environment that respects learners' mana and diverse backgrounds, as well as the wider educational and societal context
  • Selecting and applying facilitation and teaching strategies appropriate to diverse learners
  • Enhancing learning through the application of assessment and moderation practices
  • Critically evaluating and reflecting on your own professional practice, and where you can improve.

This qualification is designed to be completed in 8-12 months.

About the provider

Skills Active Aotearoa is New Zealand’s industry training organisation (ITO) for sport, recreation, exercise, outdoor recreation and the performing arts.

We are a government-funded organisation and our role is promote sport and recreation careers and workforce development, create world-class, nationally-recognised qualifications, and support workplaces to train staff.

That means providing employers and business owners with solutions for qualifying staff through recognising the training and experience they provide on the job. These solutions provide value to businesses and a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Industry training organisations are well recognised in New Zealand’s tertiary education sector and the qualifications developed by them are quality-assured by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).