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Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

PGCertTertTchg
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCertTertTchg) equips you with the ability to reflect on current research about teaching and learning, develop and justify a range of teaching approaches and assessment practices, and evaluate and advance your own teaching practices. Learn more.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Degree Structure - Duration
2 years part-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,092
  • International — $17,700

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Introduction

Designed for tertiary teachers, this professional qualification examines academic practices across disciplines that are central to the role of teaching in a modern tertiary institution. The programme uses processes of shared inquiry, reflection, and collaborative learning to explore participants' teaching practices and their students' understandings of learning.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCertTertTchg) equips you with the ability to reflect on current research on teaching and learning, develop and justify a range of teaching approaches and assessment practices, and evaluate and advance your own teaching practices. The programme covers fundamentals such as frameworks or models of learning, constructive alignment of assessment, rethinking learning design of courses, and adopting a scholarly/research approach to evaluating your practice.

Assessment is grounded in your own practice so you can gain maximum benefit from the coursework you do within this programme. The PGCertTertTchg provides skills and knowledge to help jump start an academic career by creating a pathway towards such achievements as a Teaching Award and promotion.

The programme seeks to create a community of practice amongst participants. Given the many pressures facing academics, more flexible modes of participation have been developed to enable colleagues to undertake discrete topics covered in the courses as separate components. In addition, increased flexible learning opportunities modes of participation and engagement that are less time dependant are available.



Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To enrol, you will need:

  • 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.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online via myUC.

For advice on how to apply for the PGCertTertTchg please contact a Student Advisor. Enrolment is subject to the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Please contact Cheryl Brown if you are interested in this course as a staff member for UC, Te Whare Wānaka O Aoraki | Lincoln University, or Ara Institute of Canterbury. UC staff may be eligible for Staff Tertiary Study Assistance, and Lincoln and Ara staff may be eligible for a Canterbury Tertiary Alliance discount.

UC staff will need to apply through the Learning & Development Staff Tertiary Study Assistance page to undertake their study and have fees paid by UC.

Academic Staff employed outside UC will need to make contact with their home HR department to complete the required paperwork.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Further Study - Body

Further study

You may choose to transfer your completed courses from the Certificate to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Education or the Master of Education endorsed in Tertiary Teaching, with approval.

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,092
  • International — $17,700

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,981
  • International — $17,000

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The PGCertTertTchg consists of four compulsory courses.

This Postgraduate Certificate can be completed in 1 year part-time, however, usually enrolment is over 2 years (and no more than 4 years).

This programme can be commenced in February or July.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching.

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