Tertiary Teaching and Learning (2020)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning programme has been designed for staff working in tertiary education contexts who wish to extend their understanding of learning and teaching in the tertiary education context and improve their own practice. It is a flexible programme offering face-to-face and online options that can benefit people engaged in higher education teaching and facilitation of learning at any point during their career.

Initial enquiries should be made to the Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning office.


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  • Prescriptions for the PCert(TertiaryT&L)

    The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning is available for students who have completed a Bachelors degree, or equivalent.

    To complete the Postgraduate Certificate, students must complete 60 points at 500 level by completing four of the following 15-point papers to be offered on a rotating basis.

  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    RPLCR501Recognition of Prior Learning in Tertiary Teaching and Learning20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers participants the opportunity to apply for recognition of prior learning for teaching-related achievements.
    TERTL500Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Tertiary Education20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper enables participants to explore core concepts of teaching, learning and assessment and develop the knowledge and skills for effective teaching in tertiary teaching contexts.
    TERTL501Integrating Kaupapa Maori across Programmes20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an introduction to kaupapa Maori as an indigenous knowledge framework, and encourages examination and evaluation of existing learning programmes in terms of bi-cultural integration.
    TERTL502Work-Integrated Learning20A (Online)
    This paper provides an outline of some of the main components of WIL in relation to teaching and learning by focusing on work-based learning and work-based assessment using several case studies.
    TERTL504Supervising Postgraduate Students20B (Online)
    This paper introduces selected practical issues and contemporary theoretical perspectives in postgraduate supervision, with a focus on participants' own experience.
    TERTL506Curriculum and Course Design20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper enables participants to think deeply about curriculum design at both programme and course levels, informed by contemporary educational theories and models of instructional design.
    TERTL507Facilitating Learning in Small Group Contexts20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper enables participants to apply theories and strategies related to effective facilitation of small group learning to their own tertiary education practice.
    TERTL513Researching Tertiary Learning and Teaching Practice20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
    In this paper, participants design, implement and evaluate a small-scale research project on an aspect of teaching and learning in their own tertiary education context.
    TERTL590Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers participants the opportunity to examine a specific area of tertiary learning and teaching, with learning outcomes and content agreed by the participant and paper convenor.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 September 2019 10:51am

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