Level 7

Study how to design and deliver online education and elearning solutions

Learn more about the latest tools in the online learning (eLearning) space that can help you become a more effective educator.

Programme highlights

Discover how to use technology to provide effective learning experiences.

This qualification is for anyone working in education.

You could be a teacher (any year level), lecturer, educator or trainer in the public or private sector.

Learn how to use tools and platforms in the online learning space.

Find out how to measure student learning and your own impact as an education professional using these tools.

This programme is fully online and perfect if you’re wanting to work and learn part-time. You will also become part of an online community of educators who are happy to share their methods, materials and systems with you.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

Academic requirements

Have an undergraduate qualification or other evidence that the applicant is capable of study at Level 7;


Has completed a Tertiary Teaching qualification at Level 5 and/or has relevant teaching experience.

English language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic band score of 7.0 or better with a minimum of 6.5 for writing, or equivalent. their English language competency.


Applicants who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the appropriate Head of Practice and will be determined on a case by case basis.

Special & discretionary admission

Any ākonga who is 20 years of age or older and has not reached the general admission requirements for their intended programme is eligible for Special Admission. Te Pūkenga works with the ākonga to ensure they are prepared for their intended programme. Any ākonga who is not yet 20 years of age and has not reached the general admission requirements for their intended programme may be eligible for Discretionary Admission. In assessing whether to grant Discretionary Admission, the delegated authority focuses on the applicant’s level of preparedness for their intended programme.

Give yourself credit with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Did you know you can use the knowledge and experience you already have to your advantage?

Your previous work experience and on-the-job skills, volunteering, professional development, and other providers’ qualifications can be recognised as prior learning, matched against credits in our courses, and put towards your qualification – potentially saving you money and possibly helping you to complete your qualification faster Learn more.

Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

906.706 Educational design for eLearning (15 credits)

Develop participants' skills in the theory and application of innovative educational design for the eLearning environment.

906.707 Appreciation of eLearning tools (15 credits)

To provide the knowledge and understanding to select and use eLearning solutions for various eTeaching purposes.

906.708 Facilitating online communities (15 credits)

To provide participants with the theory and practical experience to enable them to become effective and reflective facilitators of online communities.

906.710 Special topic (15 credits)

Provide the opportunity to explore in-depth a topic of interest with direct application to their intended teaching or eLearning development, which is relevant to their discipline.

Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?

Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.

Careers and pathways

Career opportunities

Teacher, lecturer, tutor, workplace trainer, tertiary teaching positions or facilitator. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

*Free tuition fees for the specified qualification apply for domestic students only. For those who enrol (and/or progress from a previous year of study) in the Graduate Certificate in Applied eLearning this offer applies to 2024 only. This offer is subject to availability within the Te Pukenga MIT School of Education’s maximum permitted class sizes. Entry criteria apply.

Information is correct as at 6 December 2023. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pūkenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.