New Zealand Certificate in Early Learning and Care

Future Skills Academy Limited

Subject area

Nannying and Early Childhood Care


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Entry requirements

Programmes leading to this qualification must reflect quality practice and maintain currency with amendments to, and replacements of, relevant legislation, regulations, Australia/New Zealand standards (AS/NZS), and security responsibilities including cyber safety (particularly related to young children).

Current legislation and regulations can be accessed at:

Current AS/NZS standards can be accessed at:

Current regulatory framework and licensing criteria for ECE can be accessed from the Ministry of Education at:

Information on the Children's Act 2014, safety checking regulations and guidelines can be accessed from:

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have life skills and foundational knowledge of early learning to care for the developing child in parenting and caregiving roles. It will also provide for support for kaiāwhina and carers in a supervised environment relating to caring for mokopuna - infants, toddlers, and/or young children.

This qualification is intended for people preparing for parenting or caregiving roles or proceeding to further study.

Graduates will be able to operate under general supervision. The setting will determine the specific requirements and the level of supervision under which graduates will operate. e.g. sole charge for parenting roles, direct supervision for supporting kaiāwhina and carers in an ECE service.

Graduates may contribute to improved community and whānau/family outcomes by providing support for mokopuna - infants, toddlers, and young children.

What graduates earn

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


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 263 0302
Fax: (09) 263 0304

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