Adult Education

Diploma in Adult Education

  • Level 5
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

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 development and research.

This Diploma in Adult Education caters for current adult educators seeking a formal teaching qualification.

This programme positions Māori philosophies, principles and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), as a foundation towards understanding the self. You’ll explore the implications this has for learning styles and effective learning environments. Become an adult educator that empowers learners!


You'll learn about:

  • kaitiakitanga - responsibilities of being an effective educator
  • āhurutanga - responsibilities of ensuring that you're well-equipped, well-resourced and well-planned to enter learning spaces
  • koha - responsibilities to make contributions to education
  • mauri ora - responsibilities to be a reflective practitioner

You'll know how to:

  • effectively teach adults
  • develop safe and meaningful relationships with adult students
  • identify strategies that provide an engaging teaching and learning environment
  • reflect on the roles and responsibilities of the teacher and learner
  • design, plan and assess holistic teaching and learning opportunities

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying​​

You could go on to specialise in professional supervision or Māori advancement. Alternatively you may be eligible to enrol in one of our degrees.​

I want to use my qualification​

Facilitate learning in the health, education or social service sectors or support employees in businesses, government or industry organisations. Alternatively work with our Māori communities supporting whānau, hapū and iwi with their growth and development.​


How you'll study:

  • noho marae
  • attend one-day wānanga
  • online

Entry criteria:

You'll need to be teaching (or volunteering) with adults.

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