National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care from ATC New Zealand
ATC New Zealand
Nannying and Early Childhood Care
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
Minimum of 17 years of age 4 years secondary education or National Certificate in ECE Level 3 NCEA Level 2 Mature students who do not meet these requirements but have the equivalent ability and experience are encouraged to apply. Teachers' Council may require applicants to have University Entrance if they are under 20 at time that they start an Early Childhood degree. Applicants are more likely to succeed if they - have life and / or work experience which is relevant to the programme and - are able to demonstrate that they have the ability, interest and motivation to succeed in the programme. For applicants for whom English is not their first language (overseas students or new residents) evidence of language competency may be required. Level 5-6 programme IELTS overall score of 6 or a TOEFL score of 550 OR equivalent
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) is designed for people considering a career in early childhood education and care, or contemplating further tertiary study towards completing a teaching qualification recognised by the New Zealand Teachers Council for the purposes of becoming a registered New Zealand teacher. It recognises the knowledge, skills, and attributes required for early childhood education and care across centre-based, hospital-based, home-based, or the child's family environment within the sociocultural context of Aotearoa/New Zealand. This allows holders of the qualification to choose the service in which they wish to work as a supervised assistant in an ECE service or as an unqualified ECE educator.
Holders of the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas, within the context of ECE services:
. health and safety
. Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 and New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whariki
. age related nutritional requirements
. child development, behaviours, and environments that enhance child health
. pedagogy, theories, and implementation of teaching practice
. partnerships, organisations, and cultural diversity
. ethical behaviours
. communication theories
. protocols and roles associated with powhiri
. professional practice and development of own philosophy
. roles and responsibilities of adults and statutory agencies.
The requirements are all compulsory, as the basic principles of early childhood education and care apply across all services. The requirements include standards that recognise knowledge and skills related to the Aotearoa/New Zealand early childhood curriculum Te Whariki; observation techniques; programme planning; safe supervision; and the facilitation of early childhood education and care arrangements.
There are no electives as the principles of early childhood education and care apply across all services.
The qualification shares some credit with and builds on the introductory skills recognised by the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3) [Ref: 0403] and may lead to further study at diploma or degree level in early childhood teacher education. Holders of the qualification who wish to work with Pasifika children should consider the National Certificate in Pacific Islands Early Childhood Education (Pasifika Management) (Level 6) [Ref: 0982] or the National Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education, Pasifika) (Level 7) [Ref: 0983].
Graduates who studied Human Welfare Studies and Services at this level can earn:
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Examples of related scholarships
Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship
The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary
Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).
Dream NEW Scholarship
Education New Zealand
Varies - up to NZD$ 12,500(approx. 7,500 €)
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.
Main Campus Office
Please note this qualification may not be available at all these locations. Please contact the provider for more information.
21 Ruakura Road
52 Franklin Road
334 Manchester Street
Lloyd Elsmore Park
25 Springs Road
100 Hillsborough Terrace
Where does this information come from?
NZQA supplies this information based on material from the course provider.
Key Information for Students
Minimum requirements: Applicants are 17 - 19 years of age with NCEA Level 2 or be 20 years or over. Complete Police or Ministry of Justice check form, attend an interview, produce a statement of personal interest in the qualification and supply two confidential referee reports.
Detailed requirements: See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
|Student fees (what you pay)||$5,629||$5,629|
|Government tuition subsidy (what the government pays)||$5,710||$5,710|
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
Successful course completions 78%
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$19,183 - $37,617|
|In further study||44%|
|On a benefit||7%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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.