Tertiary Teaching and Learning (2021)

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 PGCert(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 Points Occurrence / Location
    RPLCR501Recognition of Prior Learning in Tertiary Teaching and Learning15.021A (Online) & 21B (Online)
    This paper offers participants the opportunity to apply for recognition of prior learning for teaching-related achievements.
    TERTL500Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Tertiary Education15.021X (Online)
    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 Māori across Programmes15.021B (Online)
    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.
    TERTL504Supervising Postgraduate Students15.021X (Online)
    This paper introduces selected practical issues and contemporary theoretical perspectives in postgraduate supervision, with a focus on participants' own experience.
    TERTL505Inclusive Learning Environments and Approaches15.021A (Online)
    This paper examines principles and methods of creating learning environments and approaches to ensure inclusion for all members of the diverse student and staff population.
    TERTL508Assessment15.021B (Online)
    This paper covers a wide range of theories, principles and methods of assessment applicable to participants' own tertiary teaching contexts.
    TERTL510Internationalising Tertiary Learning and Teaching15.021A (Online)
    This paper examines the internationalisation of teaching and learning from theoretical and practical perspectives, focusing on participants' own experiences and disciplinary contexts.
    TERTL512Current Trends in Global Higher Education and their Impact15.021B (Online)
    This paper provides an outline of the main trends in global higher education, considering how they impact tertiary institutions in general and our own professional positions and practices in particular.
    TERTL513Researching Tertiary Learning and Teaching Practice15.021X (Online)
    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 Study15.021X (Online)
    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.

2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 2 March 2021 10:28am

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