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New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6) is a one year program that 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.

Overview

New Zealand Tertiary College qualifications have been designed to link easily into each other, providing you with a flexible range of pathway options into higher level study.

Upon completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6) you may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Education (ECE) or Bachelor of Teaching (ECE). Graduation from the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) results in eligibility to apply for New Zealand teacher registration. 

Accreditation

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved program

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Language, Literacy and the Creative Arts 
  • Infants and Toddlers 
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology 
  • Families, Community and Society 
  • Growing Teachers and Leaders 
  • Wellbeing of the Child 2 
  • International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education 
  • Child Study 2 
  • Field Practice 2 
  • Tiriti-Based Early Childhood Education 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13751 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13751 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4020 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4020 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

International students in New Zealand: $5,848 (NZD)

International students offshore: $20,000 (NZD)

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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