New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

ICL Education Limited

Subject area

Nannying and Early Childhood Care


Entry requirements


Learners enrolling must hold the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) [Ref: 2851], or equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.

Safety checks

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.

For more information on the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, safety checking regulations and guidelines see

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 work professionally and collaboratively to provide education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children.

Graduates may work in a range of early childhood contexts, including those underpinned by specific philosophies. It is also intended to enhance community outcomes. Graduates may provide management and leadership 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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Bachelor with Honours Awards

Provided by:

Auckland University of Technology - Scholarships Officer



Up to $8,000

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West Melton Tertiary Scholarship

Provided by:

West Melton School - Convener West Melton Scholarship and Awards Committee


The value of the scholarship for the 2017 academic year is $1,750

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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.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 368 4343
Fax: (09) 368 4949


Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.


10 - 14 Lorne St
Auckland Central


Level 1, Dundas House
43 Station Street
Napier South

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NZQA supplies this information based on material from the course provider.

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