New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Subject area

Nannying and Early Childhood Care

Qualification

Duration

19 Weeks

Total student fees

$2,656

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who can provide practice-based education and care in a specific early childhood context. This is the minimum qualification requirement for licensed home-based educators, and further details can be accessed from the Ministry of Education at: www.education.govt.nz/early-childhood/funding-and-data/transition-to-a-qualified-home-based-workforce/#sh-home-based%20qualification

This qualification is intended for people who intend to work as early childhood educators, particularly in the home-based sector, or proceed to further study. Graduates will enhance family, whānau and community outcomes and will support mokopuna - infants, toddlers and young children.

Graduates will be able to operate independently and self-manage, taking some responsibility for the performance of others. The early childhood education (ECE) setting and associated regulatory framework and criteria will determine the level of supervision under which graduates will operate when employed. For example, home-based regular sole charge practitioners would be under general supervision, while parent-led session leaders would provide guidance and supervision of others.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

NCEA Level 1 (80 credits at Level 1, including 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits). OR New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) or equivalent OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. English Requirements: IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in any subtest)

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


Duration

19 Weeks


Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$2,656 $2,656
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$2,787 $2,787
Total $5,443 $5,443

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.


Student Success

76%


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

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Where does this information come from?

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