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Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

New Zealand Tertiary College Limited

Subject area

Teacher Education: Early Childhood (Pre-Service)

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Entry 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 New Zealand Teachers Council. An offer of a place is made subject to a satisfactory police check. International students whose first language is not English must hold an IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 overall.

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Teacher Education at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

AUT International Excellence Scholarship- Southeast Asia


$5000 NZDContribution to fees

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AUT International Excellence Scholarship - South Asia


NZD$5,000Contribution to fees

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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

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

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