A unique opportunity to gain a postgraduate ECE leadership
qualification in collaboration with colleagues from both sides of the
Australian and New Zealand ECE leaders and aspiring leaders share and
co-construct leadership knowledge from experience in the two similar
but different ECE contexts.
Students engage together online as well as in face-to-face block
courses as a cohort within the wider Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership
Students who graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership
(ECE) are eligible to staircase into a Level 9 master’s degree, with the
four papers contributing to the first part of a master’s degree in both
Australia and New Zealand.
Te ara tuku
Four 30-credit papers are taught consecutively over a two-year period.
There are four compulsory block courses a year (two per paper, 1.5
days each), with an additional orientation day before the first Year 1
block course in Wellington.
Once a year, students will need to cross the Tasman for a block
course in the partner country in Week 1 of each year’s two semesters.
Students can attend the block course in Week 11 of each semester in
either Australia or New Zealand.
The day after each block course, students visit ECE centres for added
professional learning about best practice in both Australia and New
Nga hiahiatanga tono
Students must hold an NZQA-equivalent Level 7 teaching degree or
diploma and be working in an ECE service or in an organisation that has
an ECE-related focus.
Students holding a Level 7 teaching diploma from an approved
institution for initial teacher education need current teacher
registration and evidence of at least three years of professional,
practical or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.
2019 Semester 1 Key Dates
Start date: 11 February
Block course: 12, 13, 14 February
Mid-semester break: 22 - 28 April
End date: 23 June
2019 Semester 2 Key Dates
Start date: 15 July
Block course 1: 17,18,19 July
Mid-semester break: 23 September - 6 October
Block course 2: 11, 12, 13 October
End date: 1 December
Te Arahi Tira
Leading Pedagogical Change
Te Arahi Huringa Tikanga Whakaako
Te Arahitanga a-Whakahaere
Leading Social Change
Te Arahi Huringa Papori