New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
New Zealand School of Education Limited
Nannying and Early Childhood Care
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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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 proficient educators who, in a range of early childhood contexts, can provide and/or support the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children. It is also intended to enhance community outcomes.
Graduates may provide supervision and/or guidance of volunteers or other staff, depending on the early childhood setting and associated regulatory framework and criteria.
This qualification does not lead to teacher registration, but it may provide opportunities for graduates, under specified criteria, to progress to a Level 7 ECE initial teacher education qualification.
Key Information for Students
Admission There are no general entry requirements for this programme, however learners enrolling are expected to hold either NCEA Level 2 or 3 or the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) [Ref: 2849], or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience. English language entry requirements: Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake the programme which is taught and assessed in English. Learners may request at the start of their course to be assessed and marked in te reo Maori. Details of English language entry requirements for international students can be found at: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/. International students must hold a valid study visa to enrol in this programme. Safety Checks: All applicants enrolling on this course must complete a: -interview - police check -provide two referees (not friend or family) -statement of intent - why they wish to undertake this programme of study - literacy and numeracy test -completion of this qualification requires practical experience within an early childhood setting. These placements will require the candidate to pass a safety check consistent with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. International students must hold a valid study visa to enrol in this programme.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$19,183 - $37,617|
|In further study||44%|
|On a benefit||7%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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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.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
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.