Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Open Polytechnic

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Be able to work effectively with young children their parents, families and whanau
Be knowledgeable about current early childhood education and care practices, curricula and technologies
Be able to think critically and engage in transformative, equitable teaching practices
Understand the importance of the people, places and things that children value
Be committed to sustainable communities
Understand how bicultural, multicultural, social and political contexts influence teaching and learning
Be able to plan for a safe, high quality teaching and learning environment
Be able to engage in professional debate
Be able to work with a range of theories, research and pedagogy
Acknowledge and respect the dual cultural heritages of Aotearoa New Zealand
Have an in depth understanding of the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities of teaching.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

1. Under 20 years At least 42 credits at level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects from the approved subjects list, one of which must be a language rich* subject; with a further 14 credits from not more than two additional domai

Detailed requirements

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


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$5,129 $15,387
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,995 $29,985
Total $15,124 $45,372

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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 $48,144
Earnings range $39,236 - $51,821
In employment 83%
In further study 13%
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

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Hauraki Māori Trust Board Education Grants

Provided by:

Hauraki Maori Trust Board - Administration Support



Assist with cost of tuition fees only.

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Open Polytechnic Students Disability Study Award

Provided by:

Open Polytechnic of NZ - The Learning Centre Te Wahanga Whakapakari Ako



Up to $1,000.00

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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) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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