New Zealand Diploma in a Maori World View of Early Learning

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Subject area

Nannying and Early Childhood Care


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Entry requirements

Learners enrolling are expected to have a minimum of 4 years secondary schooling (final year equivalent to Year 12), relevant NCEA credits at Level 2, and show potential to study at Level 5 with adequate literacy and numeracy skills.
Alternatively, learners enrolling are recommended to hold one of the following qualifications, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience:
- Te Mana o Te Mokopuna (Kaupae 3) [Ref: 2855];
- Te Puawaitanga o Te Mokopuna (Kaupae 4) [Ref: 2856].
Language Proficiency
NZQF Level 3 Proficiency of Te Reo Māori or equivalent is required for this qualification.
Safety checks
Completion of this qualification requires practical experience within an early learning 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?

This qualification is intended for people who wish to pursue a career in early learning education and training based on mātauranga Māori.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to independently apply knowledge of Māori philosophies and theories of early learning education in a range of early learning contexts.

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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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (4) 463 3000
Fax: (04) 802 3112

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