Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education): Te Poutama ki te Pakaritanga

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Incorporated

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Teachers value children as taonga, respect children's interests and support their dispositions to learn.

Teachers know how to teach:

Teachers are self-aware, conscious of how their beliefs influence their teaching, curious, playful and creative; persistent and resilient, inquiring and critically aware, culturally aware and competent in cross cultural ECE settings, collaborative and inclusive, provide healthy, safe, inclusive environments, reflective practitioners, respectful of the rights of other through responsive, reciprocal relationships, act professionally, honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the Aotearoa/New Zealand context, uphold their professional Code of Ethics, apply their pedagogical knowledge and practical skills, apply child development and learning theory, and research to their practice, implement child-centred pedagogy processes using Te Whariki, apply content/domain knowledge in practice, are articulate advocates for social justice.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Open to domestic and internationals graduates with, at a minimum, a relevant Level 7 diploma or bachelor's degree, or NZQA approved equivalent. An applicant whose first or primary language is other than English or te reo Maori will be required to have attained a band score of 7 or higher for each component of the academic IELTS undertaken within the preceeding 2 years

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,448 $6,448
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,573 $9,573
Total $16,021 $16,021

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $52,413
Earnings range $43,614 - $56,549
In employment 85%
In further study 10%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Eric Tate Scholarship

Provided by:

Central Hawkes Bay District Council - Trust Secretary




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J H Mitchell Takitimu Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Wairoa College - The Executive Officer


$800 minimum value per year. (May be split among more than one person.)

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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: (04) 473 4672
Fax: (04) 473 7295

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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