Apply for Semester 1, 2022
Applications for study commencing in Semester 1, 2022 are now open
Put your degree to good use teaching young children.
This 1-year full-time programme leads to teacher registration in New Zealand.
The Graduate Diploma of Teaching ECE qualification has been developed for people with a degree wanting to make a career of teaching in ECE and for international teachers seeking a New Zealand qualification.
ECE Graduate Diploma Programme delivery
Te ara tuku
This is an intensive 150-credit Level 7 programme of study requiring considerable commitment and focus.
If you would like to study for the Graduate Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood Education (ECE) over more than 1 year, you can request to study part-time. You will need to complete this Level 7 ECE qualification within an agreed timeframe.
Study requirements are:
• attendance at two 3-day block courses, which will be held in Auckland and Wellington depending on numbers
• approximately 7.5 hours of online engagement per week
• approximately 14.5 hours of independent study per week
• you will be required to perform 13 hours of practice (comprising of 2 days per week, 6.5 hours per day) in a licensed early childhood education service supervised by a registered teacher.
In addition to your supervised practice you will need to complete two 5-week teaching practicums in different ECE settings.
There will also be a one day noho marae experience each year.