Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education
Qualification Type Graduate Diploma
Level 7
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Education » Teacher Education » Teacher Education: Tertiary
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Graduate Diploma of Tertiary Education aims to develop capable tertiary teachers who are personally effective, future focussed, and able to practice sustainably. Graduates will be able to design and facilitate inclusive learning in the tertiary cultural context in which they will be practising. Graduates will design, develop and deliver high quality learning experiences using a variety of approaches, reflecting on professional teaching practice, for the purpose of supporting improved learner outcomes.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be capable tertiary educators who will be able to:
Analyse and employ learning and teaching strategies using applied, authentic, and learner-centred practices informed by relevant educational theories and research;
Design and deliver inclusive curriculum to address the diverse needs of learners within the cultural context in which the graduates will be practicing;
Construct and implement effective assessment practices for assessing learner progress and achievement in a range of contexts;
Employ reflective processes to improve practice and maintain professional currency and capability.
Education pathways
Graduates of this programme may seek entry to programmes at higher levels in the same subject domain.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this programme will be able to undertake education facilitation roles in the tertiary sector.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Entry is open to degree graduates. However, those who have been able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission. International Students:
International students must meet the minimum academic entry criteria and the English language requirements as identified in the approved Programme Document. English language requirements for International students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds: In addition to meeting the same entry criteria as those listed above, International students and those for whom English is a second language must also meet the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (academic version) language requirements - Overall band score (Academic) of 6.0 IELTS, with no individual score less than 6.0.
Education Organisation Otago Polytechnic Ltd
Developed By Otago Polytechnic Ltd
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2015
Status Current
Created February 2013
Next Review December 2020
Content
The programme includes:
Fundamentals of Tertiary Learning and Teaching
Review of Learning for Teaching
Learning in the Digital Age
Learning Design for Teaching in a Tertiary Context
Facilitating Tertiary Learning Environments
Designing Effective Assessment for Tertiary Learning
Literacy and Numeracy for Learning
Negotiated Learning
Integration of Professional Practice for Teaching
Open Education Practice
Change with Digital Technologies in Education

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