Te Rito Akoranga

Study with us

If you’re going to study early childhood education, you may as well study with the best, right?

Te Rito Maioha ECNZ has been rated as a Category 1 provider by NZQA and scored Highly Confident in Educational Performance and Capability in Self-Assessment. You can't get any better!

You should find out everything you need to know here. However, you may also like to view our Student Prospectus or talk to our friendly Student Services Team (0800 244 532 or enrol@ecnz.ac.nz

Why study with us?

We are a leading provider of new knowledge, fresh thinking and best practice for early childhood education and care.

Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

A three-year, full-time Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) Programme which leads to teacher registration in New Zealand.

Diploma to Degree Upgrade

Boost your career by upgrading your ECE teaching diploma to a degree.

Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE)

Enhance your leadership practice by deepening your knowledge, connecting with other leaders and engaging with current research.

Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE) Trans-Tasman Initiative

A unique one-off opportunity to gain a postgraduate leadership qualification studying together with your peers on both sides of the Tasman.

Graduate Certificate Infant and Toddler Wellbeing and Learning

Be your best with our youngest citizens. 

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)

Put your degree to good use by qualifying to teach in early childhood education. 

Teacher Education Refresh Programme

The Teacher Education Refresh programme will update participants’ professional knowledge of shifts in the education system that have occurred over the last 6 years and ensure they are well prepared to teach successfully in New Zealand early childhood settings. This programme is designed to refresh (not replace) your initial teacher education qualification and is mandated by the Education Council.

Student loans

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. 

Scholarships and Grants

There are a range of scholarships available to assist people wishing to study in New Zealand (Domestic students only).


The voice for quality early childhood education in New Zealand.

Teaching locations

We deliver our ECE Programmes in 11 locations. All of our other programmes are online (with block courses), enabling you to be based anywhere in New Zealand. 

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