Course Overview

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies - Adult Teaching will suit you if you're wanting to advance your research and leadership skills, applying theoretical study to examples of work-based situations.

During the course you'll learn to critique, analyse and find effective solutions to issues and challenges within your specialist field. Your assessments and projects directly support your employment so you can put your new skills and knowledge into practice on the job.

You get the opportunity to design and facilitate effective lessons, as a result of critical self-reflection and constructive feedback.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies leads onto Masters study – within 18 months you could complete both qualifications. Or, complete your Postgraduate Diploma and put your new skills to work. You can return at any time to take your learning to the next level.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching)

Additional awards included:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Feb 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

If you have already completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching), you can finish this course in 19 weeks (full time).

Part-time study available

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $7,874 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Advancement or employment related to your current field of practice, in roles such as:

  • tertiary lecturer/tutor
  • staff development and training officer
  • educational resources designer/writer
  • academic manager

Topics you'll cover

  • Critical Reflective Practice
  • Adult Learning Theory
  • Assessing for Learning
  • Designing Learning Programmes for Adult Learners
  • Adult Teaching Practice
  • Nga Tikanga Rangahau: Research Protocols

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $7,874 for domestic students

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.

Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz

Scholarships

Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.


Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

You must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree or a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a cognate subject, OR
  • hold the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching), OR
  • have completed a post-secondary school diploma in a related discipline at NZQA Level 7 or equivalent with a recognised tertiary provider, AND
  • be able to demonstrate of at least two years relevant practical experience with at least two written references (employer and character).

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

You must have access to a relevant workplace.  If you are not currently employed it is expected that you'll have at least two years relevant experience to draw on.

Limitations may apply to the number of students admitted and enrolled on the course. The Faculty Leader shall approve every applicant selected for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 5 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.


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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 26 Feb 2024 Apply now
Tauranga Windermere Campus 22 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • If you have already completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies (Adult Teaching), you can finish this course in 19 weeks (full time).
  • Part-time study available

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