New Zealand Certificate in Language Education

Ako Aotearoa

Subject area

Teacher Education


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Entry requirements

A prerequisite for this qualification is operational proficiency in the language to be taught at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) C1 or above.

Language to be taught may include English but only in an ESOL context, or other languages. It may not include te reo Māori.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is intended for those who are or want to be a language educator.
It is intended as a base-level qualification for a language educator who is an operationally proficient user of the language taught.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to design, facilitate and assess language teaching, as well as reflect on own practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 801 0808
Fax: (04) 801 2682

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