NZQF Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council

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

The Practice-based care optional strand of this qualification requires practical experience (placement) within an early childhood setting. These placements will require the candidate to meet the local regulatory requirements.

Relevant supporting resources:
- Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030 - available at www.education.govt.nz/our-work/overall-strategies-and-policies/action-plan-for-pacific-education-2020-2030/
- Early Learning Action Plan (ELAP) - available at https://conversation.education.govt.nz/assets/ELSP/ELAP/ELAP-dashboard-20.08.20-FINAL.pdf
- Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo - available at www.education.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Ministry/Strategies-and-policies/Ka-Hikitia/TauMaiTeReoFullStrategyEnglish.pdf
- Kei Tua o te Pae - Assessment for learning - Early Childhood - available at www.education.govt.nz/early-childhood/teaching-and-learning/assessment-for-learning/kei-tua-o-te-pae-2/
- Tapasā - Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners - available at https://teachingcouncil.nz/resource-centre/tapasa/
- Tātaiako - Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Māori learners - available at https://teachingcouncil.nz/resource-centre/tataiako-cultural-competencies-for-teachers-of-maori-learners/
- Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) - Te Whāriki online resources, which can be accessed at tewhariki.tki.org.nz/, including - He Māpuna te Tamaiti - supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Early Learning; Talking together, Te kōrerorero
- Te Whare Tapa Whā - available at www.health.govt.nz/our-work/populations/maori-health/maori-health-models/maori-health-models-te-whare-tapa-wha
- Te whatu pōkeka - available at www.education.govt.nz/early-childhood/teaching-and-learning/assessment-for-learning/te-whatu-pokeka-english/
- Teaching Council Our Code Our Standards - available at https://teachingcouncil.nz/professional-practice/our-code-our-standards/
- The New Zealand Curriculum - available at https://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for exclusive delivery outside of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This qualification is intended to provide individuals outside of Aotearoa New Zealand with the skills and knowledge to provide and/or support the education and care of infants, toddlers, and young children in a range of offshore early childhood contexts, including those underpinned by specific philosophies.

The graduates will be able to work independently or as part of a team in a range of early childhood contexts, including those underpinned by specific philosophies, to support the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children.

Graduates of the optional strand in Practice-based care will have the additional skills required to apply practical-based care to work as educators outside of Aotearoa New Zealand in an early childhood context.

This qualification does not lead to teacher certification, entry to further early childhood education study or to employment in Aotearoa New Zealand.

What graduates earn

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

$24,000

Median earnings one year after study

$28,000

Median earnings two years after study

$40,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

30%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

NZFDC - The John and Betty Rose Advanced Learning Scholarship

Provided by:

NZ Federation for Deaf Children - The Scholarships Co-ordinator

Website:

http://www.deafchildren.org.nz/

Value:

Up to $1,000.

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Electric Kiwi-AUT Women in STEM Scholarship

Provided by:

Auckland University of Technology

Website:

http://www.aut.ac.nz/scholarships

Value:

Tuition Fees (domestic equivalent)

Read more

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

Email: info@toitutewaiora.nz
Web: http://www.toitutewaiora.nz

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

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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