Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (Level 6)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 6
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » Teacher Education: Tertiary
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aim of the qualification is to provide tertiary teacher education for practising teachers in New Zealand's tertiary sector with a particular focus on polytechnics while maintaining relevance for those in the PTE sector as well. The qualification is designed to provide the flexibility for students to choose those courses that best suit their learning/practice needs. The level 6 certificate provides progression from the existing level 5 certificate and is designed to add the theoretical and practice complexity that is appropriate to level 6 and relevant to the multi facetted teaching environments of tertiary education.
Graduate profile
The Graduate profile for the Certificate in Tertiary Teaching is premised on the following definition of teaching:

Teaching is making a series of decisions, implementing those decisions and evaluating those decisions in the context of a formally approved programme.

Responsible teaching/decision making is principled action when the focus is on optimising effective learning opportunities for the student.

Teacher education is about engagement with theory, establishment of models, identification and response to learning contexts and growth in professional judgement. At Level 6 this is about engaging with greater complexity in these aspects and showing leadership and innovation. The graduate profile of the precursor level 5 programme focuses on the first five elements listed below. The level 6 qualification extends these elements into greater complexity and adds a focus on leadership and innovation. The profile of a graduate therefore is:



* Able to observe and gather information

* Able to inquire/ask questions

* Able to analyse/identify theory/predict

* Able to plan and act

* Able to critique/reflect/improve

* Able to show leadership in the operation and development of a learning context

* Able to participate in and foster innovation.



And in detail:




Identify, apply and evaluate information and resources for the purpose of effective management and leadership in the tertiary setting


Examine educational practices and theories through the use of an inquiry model


Formulate professional judgements founded on evidence-based practice


Critique and reflect on own practice through engagement with applied learning opportunities in the tertiary setting


Engage with contemporary practice in the tertiary setting


Lead groups/teams through current practice and future change in a learning environment


Bring new and innovative thinking/practice to groups and teams
Education pathways
This certificate provides progression from the Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (Level 5).
Employment pathways
Teachers practicing in New Zealand's tertiary sector with a particular focus on polytechnics while maintaining relevance for those in the PTE sectorTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Applicants must be currently teaching or have regular access to tertiary teaching contexts.

AND

Have at least 60 credits at or towards a level 5 equivalent qualification in teacher education

AND

Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 7.0 with no score below 7) or equivalent.
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By Quality Assurance Division, NZQA
Number 113750
Status Discontinued
Created March 2011
Last Date For Entry February 2018
Discontinued February 2020

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