Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

New Zealand Tertiary College Limited

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) aims to produce graduates who demonstrate the ability to analyse and critique theoretical concepts and current issues in early childhood education, and use them to inform their own practice; engage in self directed learning and advance study around and demonstrate intellectual independence, analytic rigour, and the ability to understand and evaluate new knowledge and ideas; and demonstrate the practice expected of an early childhood teacher.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must have: a New Zealand Diploma of Teaching (Primary) Level 7 or a Bachelor's degree at Level 7 or higher qualification. The College selection panel assesses the ability of all applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) Level 7 to meet the good character, 'Graduating Teacher Standards' and 'Fit to be a Teacher' guidelines of the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. An offer of a place is made subject to a satisfactory police check. Applicants for whom English is a second language and Te Reo Maori is not their first language must provide evidence of an Academic IELTS score issued within the last two years of at least 7.0 in each component of the test . IELTS scores may be combined from two or more tests as long as on one test a minimum of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component is achieved.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,921 $8,921
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$14,473 $14,473
Total $23,393 $23,393

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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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In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 520 4000
Fax: (09) 520 4020

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