Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary Technology Education)

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Teacher Education: Secondary (Pre-Service)



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (SecondaryTechnologyEducation) is to equip ākonga with a recognised, flexibleand applied teaching qualification in the secondary technology education context. Practical courses connect theory with practice and are strongly aligned with sector needs to ensure work-ready graduates equipped with skills and knowledge required for teaching positions or for further study at postgraduate level.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Entry Requirements: Applicants must hold a relevant trades qualification at Level 5, 6 or 7 on the NZQCF, or a recognised equivalent, or Applicants who hold a relevant trades qualification at Level 4 may apply for the alternative entry pathway. All applicants applying for the alternative entry pathway must: * Provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate equivalency to Level 5 outcomes or higher, on the NZQCF, in an area that is relevant to teaching technology subjects; and * Undertake and pass an academic literacy reading and writing assessment. In addition, all applicants must be able to demonstrate at least 3 years of work experience over the last 10 years, that is relevant to teaching technology subjects. In addition, they must be able to demonstrate at least 3 years of work experience over the last 10 years, that is relevant to teaching technology subjects. Domestic Language Entry Requirements: All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language competency prior to acceptance to the programme. Evidence of this will be provided by: * New Zealand University Entrance; * Or the current New Zealand Teaching Council Initial Teacher Education requirements...

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,935 $7,403
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$8,969 $13,454
Total $13,904 $20,856

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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:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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