NZ Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching [Level 5]

Study Options

Online, Part-time


Average completion time for part-time study is 18 months.


Level 5

Aspire to, or in, a career in adult and tertiary teaching or training?

Have you spent years learning your trade? Are you now ready to pass on your knowledge to others?

The NZ Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching will help you gain the skills to share your knowledge and experience. If it’s a love of teaching, a passion for your trade or a need to help others achieve success, this qualification will give you the tools to help you achieve your goal.

You can fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle – there is no need to be a full-time student while studying with eCampus NZ. You can work and learn. All study is completely online – with supportive facilitators and advisors to help you along the way.


No face-to-face classes, this course is fully online and requires approximately 600 hours of learning.


The NZ Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching is intended for those who already have a qualification or equivalent experience in their primary discipline (e.g. a trade). It represents the base level qualification for a professional adult and tertiary teaching practitioner.

You will be prepared for further study in your chosen career pathway.

As a graduate of this qualification you will be able to:

  • Design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a variety of contexts.
  • Select and apply facilitation and teaching strategies appropriate to diverse learners.
  • Create and sustain a learner-centred teaching environment that respects learners’ mana and diverse backgrounds, and the wider educational and societal context.
  • Enhance learning through the application of assessment and moderation practices.
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on own professional practice and explore options to improve it.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

As a graduate of this qualification you may undertake further study towards Level 6 and above qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching.

As a graduate you could go on to secure a role as a workplace educator and trainer or as a tutor.


For online study through eCampus NZ there are flexible monthly start dates.

Go to for details.


Entry Requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.