Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)

New Zealand Graduate School of Education Limited

Subject area

Teacher Education: Secondary (Pre-Service)



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will meet all competencies required by the New Zealand Teachers Council for entry into the NZ teaching profession.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic Background All candidates for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Teaching must have qualified for the award of a degree. An applicant for the secondary programme must have papers to at least 300 level in a teaching subject appropriate to the secondary school curriculum. The Education Council also requires all teacher education providers to pre-assess literacy and numeracy skills of all applicants. Competency in English Language A person s ability to teach is limited by their ability to communicate with their students. Mastery of spoken and written English is imperative for any person working in New Zealand schools. An extra requirement applies to applicants for whom English is not their first language. Applicants who fall into this category must provide evidence that they have completed the academic version of the IELTS test within one year prior to applying for the programme, and that they achieved at least 7.0 in all components of the test. This is a minimum standard before an application can be considered. Applicants born in New Zealand are exempt from this requirement, and some other exemptions also apply. Suitability for teaching An applicant must also be: A person of good character Physically and mentally fit to carry out a teaching role safely and competently Suited by personality to teaching.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$5,545 $5,545
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,763 $10,763
Total $16,308 $16,308

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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

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Phone: (03) 377 8390

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