NZ Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) [Level 5]

Study Options

Online, Part-time


Average completion time for part-time study is 9-12 months for the certificate


Level 5

Develop the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners

The NZ Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) is for existing education practitioners who want to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners by embedding those skills into vocational or workplace programmes. The programme is offered fully online.


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.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a variety of contexts
  • Create and sustain a learner-centred teaching environment that respects learners’ mana and diverse backgrounds, and the wider educational and societal context
  • 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.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduates of this qualification may undertake further study towards other qualifications in adult and tertiary teaching at Level 5 and above.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge for roles such as vocational, workplace or other specific content educator, with the ability to embed literacy and numeracy within their programme.


Monthly intakes – please ask 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.

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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.