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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education), Pre-Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Auckland, New Zealand| Online
The New Zealand Tertiary College Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) gives degree graduates who have an interest in the early childhood sector an opportunity to gain higher-level curriculum and leadership skills.
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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 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) you may be eligible to apply for the following programs.


New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)-approved program

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Young Child: Childhood in the Early Years
  • Children and Families in Early Childhood Education
  • The Authentic Leader
  • Communities of Learning: Making Connections in Early Childhood Education
  • Research Methods in Early Childhood Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18977 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18977 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5008 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5008 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Domestic students: $7,284 NZ 

International Students: $27,600 NZ

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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