New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
Nannying and Early Childhood Care
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Programmes leading to this qualification must reflect quality practice and maintain currency with amendments to, and replacements of, relevant legislation, regulations, Australia/New Zealand standards (AS/NZS), and security responsibilities including cyber safety (particularly related to young children).
-Current legislation and regulations can be accessed at: legislation.govt.nz
-Current AS/NZS standards can be accessed at: standards.co.nz
-Current regulatory framework and licensing criteria for ECE can be accessed from the Ministry of Education at education.govt.nz/early-childhood/.
-Information on the Children's Act 2014, safety checking regulations and guidelines can be accessed from: orangatamariki.govt.nz/working-with-children/childrens-act-requirements/
Relevant supporting resources:
-Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030 available at www.education.govt.nz/our-work/overall-strategies-and-policies/action-plan-for-pacific-education-2020-2030/
-Early Learning Action Plan (ELAP)
-Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo
-Kei Tua o te Pae - Assessment for learning - Early Childhood- available at www.education.govt.nz/early-childhood/teaching-and-learning/assessment-for-learning/kei-tua-o-te-pae-2/
-Tapasā - Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners- available at https://teachingcouncil.nz/resource-centre/tapasa/
-Tātaiako - Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Māori learners- available at https://teachingcouncil.nz/resource-centre/tataiako-cultural-competencies-for-teachers-of-maori-learners/
-Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) - Te Whāriki online resources, which can be accessed at tewhariki.tki.org.nz/ including He Māpuna te Tamaiti - supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Early Learning;
Talking together, Te kōrerorero
-Te Whare Tapa Whā - available at www.health.govt.nz/our-work/populations/maori-health/maori-health-models/maori-health-models-te-whare-tapa-wha
-Te whatu pōkeka - available at www.education.govt.nz/early-childhood/teaching-and-learning/assessment-for-learning/te-whatu-pokeka-english/
-Teaching Council Our Code Our Standards- available at https://teachingcouncil.nz/professional-practice/our-code-our-standards/
-The New Zealand Curriculum- available at https://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with proficient early childhood educators who can provide and/or support the practice-based education and care of mokopuna - infants, toddlers, and young children in a range of early childhood contexts.
This qualification is intended for people who intend to work as early childhood educators or proceed to further study. This qualification does not lead to teacher registration.
Graduates may work independently or as part of a team in a range of early childhood contexts including those underpinned by specific philosophies, and to proceed to further study. It is also intended to enhance community outcomes.
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:
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Data as at November 2021
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