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Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (Level 7)

Course Description

Degree graduates from any discipline are enabled to gain specialist knowledge in the area of early childhood education with this qualification. Featuring a strong practical component, students benefit from hands-on learning and working alongside study commitments. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to apply for New Zealand teacher registration and Provisional Certification.

Study Highlights Summary

Program Overview

  • Early childhood teachers as leaders influencing quality curriculum.
  • Supporting children with diverse needs
  • Supporting cultural diversity through the inclusive pedagogy
  • Modern approaches to child development


  • Use your degree to fast-track to eligibility for New Zealand teacher registration upon completion of this program.
  • Benefit from hands-on learning with practical experience in early childhood settings.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of learning while you work.


Entry Criteria

Please refer to full entry criteria details on the NZTC website.


Course Level

Course Level Graduate Diploma
Study Type Full Time
Region NZ Wide
Duration 1.33 years
Intakes NZTC Online-Blended Learning - Choose your start date
Tuition Fee $29,500 (2019)
Other Study Costs
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