Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Elevate your career in tertiary education with our Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCertTertTchg). Tailored for tertiary educators, this professional qualification delves into academic practices essential for modern teaching environments. Through collaborative inquiry and reflective learning, participants explore teaching methodologies and student learning paradigms, fostering a deeper understanding of effective pedagogy.


Our PGCertTertTchg program is meticulously crafted for tertiary educators seeking to enhance their teaching competencies and pedagogical understanding. Rooted in collaborative inquiry and reflective practice, our curriculum empowers participants to critically engage with current research on teaching and learning, develop innovative teaching approaches, and refine assessment practices. From reimagining course designs to adopting a scholarly lens, our program equips educators with the tools to excel in diverse academic settings.

Admission Requirements

  • to be practising in tertiary teaching: this could include tutoring, leading workshops, or training modules; and
  • either a bachelor’s degree or qualifications or experience in the field in which you are teaching.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • HEDN611 Teaching and Learning in Aotearoa
  • HEDN612 Learning Environments
  • HEDN613 Teaching in Practice
  • HEDN614 Course Design and Development
  • Domestic — $4,092
  • International — $17,700

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of our PGCertTertTchg program emerge as adept and versatile educators prepared to navigate the complexities of modern tertiary education. Armed with refined pedagogical skills and a scholarly approach to teaching, our alumni are well-positioned to excel in various academic roles. Whether shaping future curriculum, guiding student learning, or spearheading educational initiatives, our graduates make a meaningful impact in the dynamic landscape of tertiary education.

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