Course Description

This qualification prepares students for a rewarding career in the field of early childhood teaching. NZTC students gain the skills and knowledge needed to practice with confidence in a diverse socio-cultural context and are eligible to apply for New Zealand teacher registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Study Highlights Summary

Program Overview

  • Modern approaches to child development.
  • Early childhood assessment, planning and teaching grounded in play-based curriculum.
  • Research, professional practice and leadership.
  • Teaching in culturally diverse contexts.


  • Developed specifically to meet the demands of the early childhood sector.
  • Equips you with all the tools needed to become an effective early childhood teacher.
  • You become a confident and resourceful practitioner able to work in a diverse range of early childhood contexts.

Entry Criteria

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

Course Level

Course Level Bachelor Degree
Study Type Full Time
Region NZ Wide
Duration Three years
Intakes NZTC Online-Blended Learning – Choose your start date / College based: Feb and Jul/Aug / Field based: February
Tuition Fee $22,000 (2019)
Other Study Costs


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