Finished an NZSL course? Your NZSL students need something (e.g. certificate or statement of attendance) to show that they have done some NZSL learning. Each Community Education Centre has its own policy on certification. Please check with your centre. NZSLTA does not give out certificates or statements of attendance for NZSL students.
Statement of Attendance
Most Community Education Centres require NZSL students to attend 80% or more of their classes. See some examples below.
8 week course (16 hours)
Must attend at least 7 out of 8 classes to get certification.
If miss 2 or more classes, can’t get certification.
15 week course (30 hours)
Must attend at least 12 out of 15 classes to get certification.
If miss 3 or more classes, can’t get certification.
32 week course (64 hours)
Must attend at least 26 out of 32 classes to get certification.
If miss 6 or more classes, can’t get certification.
Certification usually shows the following information:
- record of attendance
- number of hours of attendance
- tutor’s name, signature and date of signature
- student’s name
- level of NZSL course
Some places award accreditation (give credit) for their courses, so certificates will be given out with the results of their examinations. NZSL teachers will need to prepare a test for students to do, usually at the end of the course. For a certificate, you may send the Community Education Coordinator a list of students with their results, then the students will receive the results by post.