Graduate Diploma in Teaching

University of Waikato

Subject area

Teacher Education: General (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 (GradDipTchg) prepares graduates to be capable, independent and ethical beginning teachers in either the early childhood, primary or secondary sectors. The programmes prepare them to understand the principles and structure of Te Whariki and/or the New Zealand Curriculum and have a knowledge base relevant to the sector and subjects where they will teach, and the skills to adapt to an ever-evolving educational climate. The GradDipTchg enables graduates to be certificated as a teacher in New Zealand through the Teaching Council Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent and to have met the Teaching Council s selection criteria for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme.

Detailed requirements

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


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,432 $8,432
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,463 $13,463
Total $21,895 $21,895

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

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253

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