New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
New Zealand Management Academies 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
Students must be at least 18 years old, have an acceptable safety check prior to the beginning of practical experience, and demonstrate the ability to complete the academic requirements of the programme, for example, having achieved the New Zealand Certificate in Early Education and Care (Level 4), or NCEA (Level 3), or equivalent. In addition, students for whom English is not their first language must have an IELTS Level 6.0 (Academic) with no sub-score less than 5.5, or equivalent. If students intend to progress to degree level study, it is highly recommended that they find out the specific IELTS requirements of their preferred degree 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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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.