Adult educators play a vital role in our communities helping develop people's confidence and capabilities in areas such as literacy, numeracy, digital technology, personal growth and workplace development.
He Puāwai caters for current adult educators seeking a recognised adult education qualification. It suits people working with adults in vocational, workplace, community-based or tertiary settings who are interested in being a more responsive educator.
This practical programme positions Māori philosophies, principles and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) as a foundation for enhancing practice. You'll explore the implications this has for learning styles and effective learning environments, while reflecting on your practice.
Become an adult educator that empowers learners!
Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive the following qualification:
You might be eligible to enrol in our degree programme He Korowai Ākonga - Bachelor of Education or you might want to explore further study options in adult and tertiary teaching.I want to use my qualification
Facilitate learning as a vocational, tertiary, marae-based, workplace or community-based educator.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 60 credits delivered over 20 weeks. Throughout the programme you'll be required to attend:
In addition to these, you’ll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately 11 hours per week.
To enrol in this programme, a potential student must:
Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements may be granted special admission. In this case, applicants must:
All applicants must also:
Important information: Practice-based learning (practicum) is a compulsory component of this programme. In accordance with the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, all applicants working with learners 18 years and under will need to participate in safety checks including police vetting as part of the pre-enrolment process.