- Current students
Please note: This programme is not open in Semester 1 2019.
Are you working in an adult learning environment, and want to improve your knowledge of educational and professional development, and educational research issues? You may be teaching in a tertiary organisation, teaching evening classes, working at a private training establishment, supporting adult refugees as they learn English, or be involved in training and professional development within your company/organisation. The Graduate Diploma in Higher Education helps you work with and educate adults, whether you're a lecturer, manager, or support staff. You will expand your expertise in adult teaching, as well as your understanding of educational development, learning technologies, and educational research.
- An ability to tailor the programme to the needs of your career.
- A wide range of courses, including effective teaching and learning strategies, educational development, learning technologies, and aspects of educational research.
- Highly qualified teaching professionals who are supported by up-to-date technology and responsive to the learning communities they serve.
- Focus on user-friendly tools for students and tutors.
- Emphasis on self-reflection.
- Courses are a mix of block courses and interactive workshop-based sessions, self-directed learning and/or face-to-face sessions. Many courses can be completed via distance learning.
Are you a Unitec staff member?
If you're a Unitec staff member, and you're interested in studying the Graduate Diploma in Higher Education, get in touch with Divya Sharma.
For this programme, you will need the following:
1. A recognised degree, a professional qualification in a relevant discipline or the ability to demonstrate competencies equivalent to the above
2. A minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
3. If English is not your first language, you'll need one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don’t meet the requirements? We also accept:
- Sufficient evidence that you're eligible for special or discretionary admission.
For more information download the programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.
|Negotiated Project (EDUC7107)||30 credits (0.25 EFTS)||To enable candidates to undertake a project in the form of a development activity as an alternative way of achieving the graduate profile other than through course work.|
|Professional Practice in Education Portfolio (EDUC7735)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To provide an opportunity for participants to integrate continuing professional development/education in a critical, reflective framework.|
|Negotiated Study (EDUC7736)||15 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To critically reflect on an aspect of educational practice via a negotiated learning contract|
The 'Key Information for Students' below does not reflect any international student information.
Please take this information as a guideline only. For example, you will often see a difference between these tuition fees and our estimate above. This is because there are a number of variables, such as the specific courses chosen within a programme.
The national graduate outcomes information is for all tertiary New Zealand providers including Unitec. This information is provided by the New Zealand Government and is derived from a national database that links educational and income information.
Key Information for Students
Entry requirementsMinimum requirements: A recognised degree, professional relevant qualification or ability to demonstrate equivalent competencies plus English language requirements. Special and discretionary admission also accepted.
Detailed requirements: See the above "Admission requirements" section for more information about entry to this progrogramme.
|Government tuition subsidy:||$6,196||$6,196|
National graduate outcomes
|(3 years after completion)|
|Earnings range||$43,614 - $56,549|
|In further study||10%|
|On a benefit||1%|
Note:All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students.