New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Subject area

Nannying and Early Childhood Care

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Academic

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 http://childrensactionplan.govt.nz/.

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:

$23,000

Median earnings one year after study

$28,000

Median earnings two years after study

$37,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

46%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates

Provided by:

Capstone Editing - Director and Head Editor

Website:

https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/

Value:

A$3,000 to one undergraduate student per year

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CrazyGames.com Annual Student Scholarship

Provided by:

CrazyGames.com - Scholarships Coordinator

Website:

http://crazygames.com/scholarship

Value:

$1,500 USD Worldwide Student Scholarship

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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: (4) 463 3000
Fax: (04) 802 3112
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Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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