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New Zealand Curriculum Design Institute Diploma in Curriculum Design and Academic Management

FREEDOM Institute of Higher Education

Subject area

Education Studies

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a formal Diploma qualification at at least Level 6 or equivalent, and have at least 3 years teaching/assessment experience in a tertiary education setting. Applicants for whom English is not their first language will also be required to have achieved Academic IELTS 6 level (or equivalent). As part of the selection process all applicants will be required to submit an application form, curriculum vitae, and statement about their career goals. Applicants may also be interviewed and their suitability for the course evaluated.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of this one year full-time (or two year part-time) course will develop the capability to demonstrate the professional level knowledge, skills, and values to lead quality tertiary programme design and quality assurance system projects. Over the duration of the course learners will lead the design of a tertiary education programme and elements in a tertiary quality assurance system.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Curriculum and Education Studies at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

TeachNZ Te Huawhiti Career Changer Scholarship

Provided by:

Ministry of Education - TeachNZ



Fees plus $30,000 per year

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Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation Scholarships

Provided by:

Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation - Executive Officer



Up to $1,000.00 depending on the need and cost of the course being undertaken.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (7) 846 7446

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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