Put your degree to good use working with young children and their whānau.
This programme is a 1-year full-time level 7 programme that has been specifically developed for degree graduates wishing to make a teaching career in ECE and international teachers seeking a New Zealand qualification. Part-time study options may be available for students unable to commit to full-time study.
Graduates will be well prepared to teach in early childhood centres in New Zealand or in centres in their home country.
Te ara tuku
The programme is taught through blended delivery with face-to-face blocks delivered in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (numbers dependent). It includes a regular weekly placement of 2 days in an ECE centre as well as practicum blocks (two 5 week blocks, 10 weeks in total) in other ECE centres.
All block courses run between 9:00am and 4:30pm, only exception is when staying at a marae.
Manukau Block Courses
Wellington Block Courses
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The graduate diploma is comprised of seven 15 or 30 credit papers that integrate curriculum knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and te reo me ona tikanga Māori.
To be eligible for this programme, you must:
Weekly requirements on this full-time programme include:
We offer competitive pricing for students on our graduate diploma programme.
A range of scholarships are available to domestic ECNZ students.
You are eligible for a student loan and/or allowance if you are a New Zealand citizen, or have permanent residency, and meet StudyLink criteria.