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New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6)

Course Description

This program equips students with an in-depth pedagogical knowledge of the major early childhood curriculum areas: language, literacy, the creative arts, mathematics, science and technology; family and community; and foundations for leadership in an early childhood context.

Study Highlights Summary

Program Overview

  • Supporting curriculum areas in early childhood education.
  • Working with infants and toddlers.
  • Culturally diverse early childhood education.
  • Leadership in early childhood context.


  • Develops an in-depth theoretical and subject-related knowledge in early childhood education.
  • Enhances your leadership capabilities.
  • Provides pathway options into further education and teaching qualifications.

Entry Criteria

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


Course Level

Course Level Diploma - Level 5, 6 or 7
Study Type Full Time
Region NZ Wide
Duration 1 year
Intakes NZTC Online Blended Learning - Choose your start date
Tuition Fee $20,000 (2019)
Registration Fee
Other Study Costs
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