Specialise in teaching children aged 0–3 years with this one-year,
part-time qualification, which can be completed while you work.
This Level 7 programme is suitable for professionals with a
particular interest in infant and toddler wellbeing and learning,
including ECE teachers, play specialists and Plunket nurses. Note that the qualification does not lead to teacher registration.
The programme emphasises the importance of whanaungatanga
(relationships) in supporting positive outcomes for infants, toddlers
and their whanau.
Contemporary theory and research from the education and health fields
are used to support a holistic view of wellbeing and learning. The
inclusion of relevant social services and agencies also provides
opportunities to develop interdisciplinary relationships.
Te ara tuku
The programme comprises three 20-credit papers, each 14 weeks long,
completed sequentially over one year. There is no work-based component.
Study requirements include:
- 14–15 hours a week of directed and independent study, including online engagement
- two two-day block courses, usually held in Wellington
to infants and toddlers in a group setting (including home-based) in
order to complete the assessment requirements of this programme.
2019 Semester 1 Key Dates
Block course 1:
24, 25 January
2019 Semester 2 Key Dates
2019 Semester 3 Key Dates
Theory, Research and Context: Infants and Toddlers
Te Kete Tuatahi
Building Relationships; Creating Partnerships
Te Kete Tuarua
Curriculum and Infant/Toddler Environments
Te Kete Tuatoru
Nga hiahiatanga tono
To be eligible to apply for this programme, you must:
- hold a relevant NZQA-equivalent Level 7 degree or diploma
- provide evidence of English language proficiency if you are not a registered teacher and English is an additional language.